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The impact of CDS trading on the bond market: evidence from Asia

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  • Ilhyock Shim
  • Haibin Zhu

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This paper investigates the impact of CDS trading on the development of the bond market in Asia. In general, CDS trading has lowered the cost of issuing bonds and enhanced the liquidity in the bond market. The positive impact is stronger for smaller firms, non-financial firms and those firms with higher liquidity in the CDS market. These empirical findings support the diversification and information hypotheses in the literature. Nevertheless, CDS trading has also introduced a new source of risk. There is strong evidence that, at the peak of the recent global financial crisis, those firms included in CDS indices faced higher bond yield spreads than those not included.

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  • Ilhyock Shim & Haibin Zhu, 2010. "The impact of CDS trading on the bond market: evidence from Asia," BIS Working Papers 332, Bank for International Settlements.
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    Keywords

    credit default swaps; bond spreads; bond liquidity; CDS index; Asia;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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