Heterogeneous Intermediary Asset Pricing

61 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2018 Last revised: 28 Jun 2021

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Mahyar Kargar

Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date Written: November 23, 2018


I show that the composition of the financial sector has important asset pricing implications beyond the health of the aggregate financial sector. To assess the impact of massive balance sheet adjustments within the intermediary sector during the Great Recession and resolve conflicting asset pricing evidence, I propose a dynamic asset pricing model with heterogeneous intermediaries facing financial frictions. Asset flows between intermediaries are quantitatively important for both level and variation of risk premia. An empirical measure of the composition of the intermediary sector negatively forecasts future excess returns and is priced in the cross-section with a positive price of risk.

Keywords: Heterogeneous Intermediaries, Intermediary Asset Pricing, Leverage Cyclicality

JEL Classification: G12, G11, G21

Suggested Citation

Kargar, Mahyar, Heterogeneous Intermediary Asset Pricing (November 23, 2018). Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 141, Issue 2, August 2021, Pages 505-532 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3258119 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3258119

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