The effect of lenders’ credit risk transfer activities on borrowing firms’ equity returns
AbstractAlthough innovative credit risk transfer techniques help to allocate risk more optimally, policymakers worry that they may detrimentally affect the effort spent by financial intermediaries in screening and mo-nitoring credit exposures. This paper examines the equity market’s response to loan announcements. In common with the literature it reports a significantly positive average excess return – the well known ‘bank certification’ effect. However, if the lending bank is known to actively manage its credit risk ex-posure through large-scale securitization programmes, the magnitude of the effect falls by two thirds. The equity market does not appear to place any value on news of loans extended by banks that are known to transfer credit risk off their books.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bank of Finland in its series Research Discussion Papers with number 31/2006.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 12 Dec 2006
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bank loans; credit derivatives; bank certification;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
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- NEP-ALL-2007-02-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2007-02-10 (Banking)
- NEP-CFN-2007-02-10 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-FMK-2007-02-10 (Financial Markets)
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