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Financial structure, Managerial Compensation and Monitoring

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  • Cerasi, Vittoria

    () (Statistics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano)

  • Daltung, Sonja

    () (Financial Institutions and Markets, Ministry of Finance, Financial Law and Economics Division)

Abstract

When a firm has external debt and monitoring by shareholders is essential, managerial bonuses are shown to be an optimal solution. A small managerial bonus linked to firm's performance not only reduces moral hazard between managers and shareholders, but also between creditors and monitoring shareholders. A negative relation between corporate bond yields and managerial bonuses can be predicted. Furthermore, the model shows how higher managerial pay-performance sensitivity goes hand in hand with greater company leverage and lower company diversification. These predictions find some support in the empirical literature.

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  • Cerasi, Vittoria & Daltung, Sonja, 2007. "Financial structure, Managerial Compensation and Monitoring," Working Paper Series 207, Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden).
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    1. Vittoria Cerasi & Tommaso Oliviero, 2014. "Managerial compensation, regulation and risk in banks: theory and evidence from the financial crisis," Working Papers 279, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2014.
    2. Vittoria Cerasi & Tommaso Oliviero, 2015. "CEO Compensation, Regulation, and Risk in Banks: Theory and Evidence from the Financial Crisis," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 11(3), pages 241-297, June.

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    Keywords

    Keywords: Managerial Compensation; Financial Structure; Monitoring; Diversification.;

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    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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