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Liquidity risk and syndicate structure

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  • Gatev, Evan
  • Strahan, Philip E.
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    We decompose syndicated loan risk into credit, market, and liquidity risk and test how these shape syndicate structure. Commercial banks dominate relative to non-banks in loan syndicates that expose lenders to liquidity risk. This dominance is most pronounced when borrowers have high levels of credit or market risk. We then tie commercial banks' advantage in liquidity risk to access to transactions deposits by comparing investments across banks. The results suggest that risk-management considerations matter most for participants relative to lead arrangers. Links from transactions deposits to liquidity exposure, for instance, are more than 50% larger at participants than at lead arrangers.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Financial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 93 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 490-504

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jfinec:v:93:y:2009:i:3:p:490-504

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    Keywords: Liquidity Risk management Syndicated lending;

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    1. Godlewski, Christophe J., 2014. "Bank loans and borrower value during the global financial crisis: Empirical evidence from France," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 100-130.
    2. Julian Caballero, 2012. "Banking Crises and Financial Integration," Research Department Publications 4816, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.

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