Does Diversification Improve the Performance of German Banks? Evidence from Individual Bank Loan Portfolios

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Evelyn Hayden

Raiffeisen Bank International

Daniel Porath

University of Applied Sciences Mainz

Natalja von Westernhagen

Deutsche Bundesbank

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Date Written: 2006

Abstract

Should banks be diversified or focused? Does diversification indeed lead to enhanced performance

Keywords: focus, diversification, monitoring, bank returns, bank risk

JEL Classification: G21, G28, G32

Suggested Citation

Hayden, Evelyn and Porath, Daniel and von Westernhagen, Natalja, Does Diversification Improve the Performance of German Banks? Evidence from Individual Bank Loan Portfolios (2006). Bundesbank Series 2 Discussion Paper No. 2006,05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2793978 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2793978

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