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An empirical study on the decoupling movements between corporate bond and CDS spreads

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  • Andersson, Magnus
  • Alexopoulou, Ioana
  • Georgescu, Oana-Maria

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Applied to the European markets, this paper analyzes the price of credit risk on the Credit Default Swap (CDS) and corporate bond markets by comparing the sensitivity of the credit spreads on each market to systematic, idiosyncratic risk factors and liquidity. Our analysis confirms the existence of a long-run relationship between the two markets, and the tendency for CDS markets to lead corporate bond markets in terms of price discovery. We find that the outbreak of the financial turmoil in the summer of 2007 induced a substantial increase in risk aversion and a shift in the pricing of credit risk, with CDS markets becoming more sensitive to systematic risk while cash bond markets priced in more information about liquidity and idiosyncratic risk. Moreover, the financial turbulence also brought about a systematic disconnection between the two markets caused by the significant change in the lead-lag relationship, with CDS markets always leading the cash bond markets. JEL Classification: G12, G14, G15

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  • Andersson, Magnus & Alexopoulou, Ioana & Georgescu, Oana-Maria, 2009. "An empirical study on the decoupling movements between corporate bond and CDS spreads," Working Paper Series 1085, European Central Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20091085
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    1. Kim, Gi H. & Li, Haitao & Zhang, Weina, 2016. "CDS-bond basis and bond return predictability," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 38(PA), pages 307-337.
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    5. : Haitao Li & Gi H. Kim & Weina Zhang, 2010. "The CDS-Bond Basis and the Cross Section of Corporate Bond Returns," Working Papers wpn10-03, Warwick Business School, Finance Group.
    6. Bhanot, Karan & Burns, Natasha & Hunter, Delroy & Williams, Michael, 2014. "News spillovers from the Greek debt crisis: Impact on the Eurozone financial sector," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 51-63.
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    8. Gi H. Kim & Haitao Li & Weina Zhang, 2017. "The CDS‐Bond Basis Arbitrage and the Cross Section of Corporate Bond Returns," Journal of Futures Markets, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 37(8), pages 836-861, August.
    9. Luciana Barbosa & Sónia Costa, 2010. "Determinants of sovereign bond yield spreads in the euro area in," Working Papers w201022, Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department.

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    Keywords

    corporate bond spreads; Credit Default Swap Spreads; liquidity;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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