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Empirical investigation of securitisation drivers: the case of Italian banks

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  • Mariarosaria Agostino
  • Maria Mazzuca

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This paper explores the determinants of securitisation by Italian banks over the period 1999-2006, investigating the funding, specialisation, and regulatory capital arbitrage hypotheses. According to our evidence, when we consider all securitisation types together, Italian banks seem to have securitised out of funding motives, to diversify and optimise their available funding channels. When we separately consider securitisations backed by residential mortgages and those backed by non-performing loans, we find that the main factors affecting the former type of securitisation are the need for funding and capital arbitrage motivation, whereas the latter appear to have been affected to a lesser extent by a need for funding and to have also been slightly conditioned by a desire to specialise.

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  • Mariarosaria Agostino & Maria Mazzuca, 2011. "Empirical investigation of securitisation drivers: the case of Italian banks," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(8), pages 623-648.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjfi:v:17:y:2011:i:8:p:623-648
    DOI: 10.1080/1351847X.2010.505727
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    1. Bertay, Ata Can & Gong, Di & Wagner, Wolf, 2017. "Securitization and economic activity: The credit composition channel," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 225-239.
    2. Battaglia, Francesca & Gallo, Angela, 2013. "Securitization and systemic risk: An empirical investigation on Italian banks over the financial crisis," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 274-286.
    3. Battaglia, Francesca & Gallo, Angela & Mazzuca, Maria, 2014. "Securitized banking and the Euro financial crisis: Evidence from the Italian banks risk-taking," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 85-100.

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