An overview of the changes in the stocks of overseas Foreign Direct Investment into the United Kingdom and the potential impact of financial engineering.
An analytical study into the potential impact of financial engineering on UK Foreign Direct Investment: July 2016
UK FDI assets and liabilities have both experienced upward trends during the past decades; however, the increase in FDI liabilities since 2008 has been notably larger. A range of factors could be responsible, such as the performance of the UK economy, an open business approach to foreign investors, and a more resilient rate of return compared with other economies. That said, financial engineering has also recently been cited as a potential factor, and this paper analyses the impact of this on UK FDI statistics.