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The use and pricing of convertible bonds

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  • K. G. Nyborg

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This paper provides an overview of the main results of the literature on pricing convertible bonds. It covers simple convertible bonds which are non-callable and can be converted only at maturity as well as more complicated callable and puttable convertible bonds under stochastic interest rates. The paper also reviews the main results in the literature on why firms issue convertible bonds. The two most often cited rationales for issuing convertible bonds - as delayed equity, and to sweeten debt - are discussed in the context of both asymmetric information and agency models of capital structure. Finally, the paper provides some thoughts on incorporating strategic issues into the pricing of convertible bonds.

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  • K. G. Nyborg, 1996. "The use and pricing of convertible bonds," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(3), pages 167-190.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apmtfi:v:3:y:1996:i:3:p:167-190
    DOI: 10.1080/13504869600000009
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    1. Barone-Adesi, Giovanni & Bermudez, Ana & Hatgioannides, John, 2003. "Two-factor convertible bonds valuation using the method of characteristics/finite elements," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 27(10), pages 1801-1831, August.
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    3. Xu, Ruxing, 2011. "A lattice approach for pricing convertible bond asset swaps with market risk and counterparty risk," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 2143-2153, September.
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