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The price-setting behavior of banks: An analysis of open-end leverage certificates on the German market

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  • Entrop, Oliver
  • Scholz, Hendrik
  • Wilkens, Marco
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    This paper presents the first analysis of open-end leverage certificates on the German market. The major innovations of these certificates are twofold. First, issuers announce a price-setting formula according to which they are willing to buy and sell the certificates over time. Second, the product's lifetime is potentially endless. Our main findings are that the price-setting formula is (i) designed to strongly favor the issuer and (ii) is consistent with the main outcome of the 'life cycle hypothesis' for structured financial products [Stoimenov, P.A., Wilkens, S., 2005. Are structured products 'fairly' priced? An analysis of the German market for equity-linked instruments. Journal of Banking and Finance 29, 2971-2993]. (iii) This holds for different product features and also in the presence of issuers' credit risk and jump risk in the underlying.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (May)
    Pages: 874-882

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:33:y:2009:i:5:p:874-882

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    Keywords: Structured products Certificates Hedging German market Pricing;

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    1. Rossetto, Silvia & Bommel, Jos van, 2009. "Endless leverage certificates," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(8), pages 1543-1553, August.
    2. Baule, Rainer, 2011. "The order flow of discount certificates and issuer pricing behavior," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 35(11), pages 3120-3133, November.

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