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Banks' Capital, Securitization and Credit Risk: An Empirical for Canada

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  • Dionne, Georges
  • Harchaoui, Tarek M.

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This paper is the first attempt that empirically investigates the relationship between banks capital, securitization and risk in the context of the rapid growth of off-balance-sheet activities in the Canadian financial sector. The evidence over the 1988-1998 period indicates that a) securitization has negative effects on both Tier 1 and Total risk-based capital ratios, and b) there exists a positive statistical link between securitization and banks' risk. These results seem to accord with Kim and Santomero (1988) who concluded that banks might be induced to shift to more risky assets under the current capital requirements for credit risk.

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Paper provided by CIRPEE in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 0311.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:lvl:lacicr:0311

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Keywords: Securitization; Credit Risk; Capital Regulation; Based Committee; Banks' Regulation;

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  1. Sarkisyan, Anna & Casu, Barbara, 2013. "Retained interests in securitisations and implications for bank solvency," Working Paper Series 1538, European Central Bank.

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