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Competition in the clearing and settlement industry

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  • Marinč, Matej

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This article empirically analyzes the competitive landscape within the clearing and settlement industry. Using panel data for 46 clearing and settlement institutions from 23 countries, we confirm that competition between clearing and settlement institutions is limited. We show that competition increases with institutional size, with technological development, and after horizontal mergers, but not after vertical mergers. In addition, we find that competition in clearing and settlement is higher in the US than in Europe and was higher during the global financial crisis compared to normal times.

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  • Li, Shaofang & Marinč, Matej, 2016. "Competition in the clearing and settlement industry," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 134-162.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intfin:v:40:y:2016:i:c:p:134-162
    DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2015.09.004
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