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The skewness issue is present in undiversified portfolios.
Firms with founding families' presence constitute about one-third of the S&P 500 and Fortune 500 industrial firms, and founding families represent the most common types of large, undiversified shareholders (Shleifer and Vishny, 1986; Villalonga and Amit, 2006).
It reviews the main causes of unsatisfactory growth and employment performance, the region's broader growth agenda and role of financial development, and the size and structure of the financial systems, showing how most are excessively bank-based and undiversified, as well as outlining indicators showing that access outcomes have been poor in comparison to other regions.
The downward revision of the IDRs and viability rating reflects the renegotiation of a major donor contract with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in spring 2012 in the context of the bank's already modest earnings and small, undiversified business, Fitch explained.
The GCC economies remain largely undiversified and heavily dependent on energy exports.
When Greece joined the euro in 2001, it had an undiversified economy that relied on tourism, shipping and agriculture.
The bank ended up with so many improvement district bonds that the sheer undiversified nature of the investment portfolio caught the attention of examiners from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The principal factor that underpins these banks' structural asset-quality challenges are the undiversified GCC economies dependent on oil and gas exports, an aspect that tends to magnify the impact of economic cycles on the banks," the report said.
As a rule, insurance industry failures were often limited to small, thinly capitalized or undiversified companies--mortgage insurers for example--the executives said.
Investors today are far too aware that having an undiversified portfolio potentially exposes them to negative market swings, and the experiences from 2008 have been a clear lesson.
The study also found that undiversified real estate portfolios comprised of 100% core funds, commonly perceived of as the safest real estate investments and to which pension funds have dramatically increased their allocations over the past year, were actually significantly riskier than optimally blended public/private real estate portfolios.
Owners of small and midsize private businesses may bear more undiversified risk than any other group.