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Reliability of Banks' Fair Value Disclosure for Loans


  • Nissim, Doron


This study investigates whether banks manage the disclosed fair value of their major asset, the loan portfolio. Using two cross-section samples, I find evidence that suggests banks manage the fair value of loans. The estimated extent of overstatement of loans' fair value is negatively related to regulatory capital, asset growth, liquidity and the gross book value of loans, and positively related to the change in the rate of credit losses. These relations imply that some banks overstate the disclosed fair value of loans in an attempt to favorably affect the market assessment of their risk and performance. Copyright 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Nissim, Doron, 2003. "Reliability of Banks' Fair Value Disclosure for Loans," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 20(4), pages 355-384, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:rqfnac:v:20:y:2003:i:4:p:355-84

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    4. Li-Hua Lai & Li-Chin Hung & Chau-Jung Kuo, 2016. "Do Well-Financial Holding Company Organized Banks in Taiwan Take More Risk?," Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies (RPBFMP), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 19(04), pages 1-30, December.
    5. Bhat, Gauri & Ryan, Stephen G., 2015. "The impact of risk modeling on the market perception of banks’ estimated fair value gains and losses for financial instruments," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 81-95.
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