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Short-Term Wholesale Funding and Systemic Risk; A Global Covar Approach

  • International Monetary Fund

In this paper we identify some of the main factors behind systemic risk in a set of international large-scale complex banks using the novel CoVaR approach. We find that short-term wholesale funding is a key determinant in triggering systemic risk episodes. In contrast, we find no evidence that a larger size increases systemic risk within the class of large global banks. We also show that the sensitivity of system-wide risk to an individual bank is asymmetric across episodes of positive and negative asset returns. Since short-term wholesale funding emerges as the most relevant systemic factor, our results support the Basel Committee's proposal to introduce a net stable funding ratio, penalizing excessive exposure to liquidity risk.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 12/46.

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Date of creation: 01 Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:12/46
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