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Building reputation on the syndicated lending market: A participant bank perspective

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  • Marie-Hélène Broihanne

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  • Christophe Godlewski

    () (LaRGE Research Center, Université de Strasbourg)

Abstract

Reputation of financial institutions is crucial for their activity and performance. Participant banks often rely on lead bank’s reputation in making future syndicated loan participation and lending decisions. We apply ordered probit regression techniques to a sample of more than 4,600 loans to investigate the determinants of participant banks reputation on the European syndicated lending market between 1999 and 2009. We find that the prestige of the lead bank in the first syndicate joined by a participant is crucial for his reputation. With a top 3 leader, participant reputation may increase by 85% while this effect drops to 30% when syndicating with a top 20 arranger. Establishing participant-lead bank relationships, developing a particular expertise in loan purpose or borrower industry, and funding very large deals also contributes to participant reputation. On the contrary, joining small club deals can be detrimental for reputation building.

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  • Marie-Hélène Broihanne & Christophe Godlewski, 2014. "Building reputation on the syndicated lending market: A participant bank perspective," Working Papers of LaRGE Research Center 2014-02, Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie (LaRGE), Université de Strasbourg.
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    1. Christophe J. Godlewski & Bulat Sanditov, 2018. "Financial Institutions Network and the Certification Value of Bank Loans," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 47(2), pages 253-283, June.

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    Keywords

    bank loans; reputation; syndicated lending; Europe; ordered probit regression.;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities

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