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Institutional Investors in Global Markets$
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Gordon L Clark and Ashby H B Monk

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198793212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198793212.001.0001

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The Architecture of Information

The Architecture of Information

(p.37) 3 The Architecture of Information
Institutional Investors in Global Markets

Gordon L. Clark

Ashby H. B. Monk

Oxford University Press

Chapter 3 centres on the design and management of financial institutions’ information systems. The focus is on the interface between geographically spread institutions, centralized financial markets, and return-seeking investment strategies on the margins of markets. The importance of information systems as fundamental to the production of investment returns is underlined. The discussion takes into account several levels—one being the collection of financial market information for transmission to institutional investors so as to inform investment strategy and implementation, another being the sharing of information within an organization to facilitate the investment process and coordinate the individual components that derive the entire institution’s investment strategy. The chapter also provides an account of the growth of the global finance industry, theory of the firm, and an assessment of this logic in financial institutions specifically, and to economic geography in general.

Keywords:   financial market, industrial capitalism, information systems, investment strategy, return-seeking

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