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Short-Term Wholesale Funding and Systemic Risk

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In this paper we identify some of the main factors behind systemic risk in a set of international large-scale complex banks using the novel CoVaR approach. We find that short-term wholesale funding is a key determinant in triggering systemic risk episodes. In contrast, we find no evidence that a larger size increases systemic risk within the class of large global banks. We also show that the sensitivity of system-wide risk to an individual bank is asymmetric across episodes of positive and negative asset returns. Since short-term wholesale funding emerges as the most relevant systemic factor, our results support the Basel Committee''s proposal to introduce a net stable funding ratio, penalizing excessive exposure to liquidity risk.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 12/46.

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Length: 36
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:12/46

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Keywords: Economic models; Financial institutions; Financial risk; International banks; systemic risk; recapitalization; financial system; contagion; financial crisis; financial stability; bond; stock market; pre-crisis; bonds; financial contagion; financial markets; financial distress; financial intermediation; global financial crisis; corporate bond; money market; government bond; bank liquidity; government bonds; financial instruments; banking supervision; financial assets; stock index; bond yield; crisis episodes; international financial system; financial intermediaries; financial sector; corporate bonds; financial fragility; benchmark bond; stock returns; treasury bond; money market mutual funds;

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  1. Xiao Qin & Chen Zhou, 2013. "Systemic Risk Allocation for Systems with A Small Number of Banks," DNB Working Papers 378, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  2. Castro, Carlos & Ferrari, Stijn, 2014. "Measuring and testing for the systemically important financial institutions," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 1-14.
  3. Rubia, Antonio & Sanchis-Marco, Lidia, 2013. "On downside risk predictability through liquidity and trading activity: A dynamic quantile approach," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 202-219.
  4. Adrian Van Rixtel & Gabriele Gasperini, 2013. "Financial crises and bank funding: recent experience in the euro area," BIS Working Papers 406, Bank for International Settlements.
  5. Liu, Xiaochun, 2013. "Systemic Risk of Commercial Banks: A Markov-Switching Quantile Autoregression Approach," MPRA Paper 55801, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Yang, Hsin-Feng & Liu, Chih-Liang & Chou, Ray Yeutien, 2014. "Interest rate risk propagation: Evidence from the credit crunch," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 242-264.

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