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Price discovery of subordinated credit spreads for Japanese mega-banks: Evidence from bond and credit default swap markets

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  • Baba, Naohiko
  • Inada, Masakazu
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    This paper investigates the determinants and dynamics of subordinated credit spreads for Japanese mega-banks using the bond and credit default swap (CDS) spreads. The main findings are as follows. Subordinated bond and CDS spreads are cointegrated in most cases, and the CDS spread plays a more dominant role in price discovery than the bond spread. In addition, there are significant volatility spillovers from the CDS to bond spread. This information leadership for the CDS spread can largely be explained by stronger reactions of the CDS spread to some financial market variables and bank-specific accounting variables than the bond spread.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 616-632

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:intfin:v:19:y:2009:i:4:p:616-632

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    Keywords: Subordinated bond Credit default swap Japanese banks Price discovery Volatility spillover;

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    1. Delatte, Anne-Laure & Fouquau, Julien & Portes, Richard, 2014. "Nonlinearities in Sovereign Risk Pricing: The Role of CDS Index Contracts," CEPR Discussion Papers 9898, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    4. Avino, Davide & Lazar, Emese & Varotto, Simone, 2012. "Which market drives credit spreads in tranquil and crisis periods? An analysis of the contribution to price discovery of bonds, CDS, stocks and options," MPRA Paper 56781, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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