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Credit default swaps and regulatory capital relief: Evidence from European banks

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  • Thornton, John
  • Tommaso, Caterina di

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In a sample of European banks, we find that credit default swaps (CDS) are used for regulatory arbitrage to lower capital requirements and facilitate greater risk taking. Moreover, CDS-using banks generate higher returns on capital from the lower risk weighted assets they hold relative to banks that do not use CDS.

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  • Thornton, John & Tommaso, Caterina di, 2018. "Credit default swaps and regulatory capital relief: Evidence from European banks," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 255-260.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:26:y:2018:i:c:p:255-260
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2018.02.008
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    1. Pennacchi, George G, 1988. " Loan Sales and the Cost of Bank Capital," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 43(2), pages 375-396, June.
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    1. Fiedor, PaweĊ‚ & Killeen, Neill, 2019. "Securisation special purpose entities, bank sponsors and derivatives," ESRB Working Paper Series 99, European Systemic Risk Board.

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    Keywords

    Credit default swaps; Regulatory arbitrage; European banks;

    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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