Source:McKinsey Global Institute
Global capital markets: Entering a new era
September 2009

Category: Investing, Markets

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7 Responses to “Web of Cross-Border Investments”

  1. Harney says:

    Thank you for posting….

    Reminds me of a conversation I had with a JPM friend. With a straight face, he argued that JPM did not need a bailout in 2008/09 since they have top level risk management meetings everyday. I responded that’s nice if you cannot collect on your derivative contracts because your counter-party is insolvent, then your “assets” are not real. He would never grasp that a model is not a market.

  2. Harney says:

    A question:

    What is the world derivative market?

    If it is $610 trillion, then we are 10:1 leveraged on global GDP.

    We are all members of the “Church of Securitization.”

    Tag line: “Spending the wealth of tomorrow, today.”

  3. constantnormal says:

    Without also including derivatives, which might be as large (or larger) than all the items shown — combined, this is not a useful picture, other than to point out that in today’s world everything is tied to everything else.

    I think we knew that already.

    Isn’t McKinsey supposed to be an uber-professional bunch of consultants? Seems rather sloppy of them to ignore the derivatives exposure.

  4. theexpertisin says:

    I wonder…does this post tell me that it is easier to construct a diversified portfolio, or impossible?

  5. crunched says:

    The real question is… which day this week do the overnight futures magically rise to open the market above this triangle?

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