Collateral-Adjusted CIP Arbitrages

64 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2020 Last revised: 17 May 2021

Date Written: September 30, 2017

Abstract

I show that an important no-arbitrage consistent but costly collateral rental yield contributes to about two-thirds of the standard CIP violations. I measure this yield using two approaches applied to short- and long-term CIP horizons. First, I assume that the yield is observable and proxy it with the difference between risk-free and overnight index swap rates between bilateral currencies. Second, I assume that the yield is unobservable and generate it using a model incorporating collateralization. Further, this yield appears to be related to global risks and intermediaries’ frictions pointing to an important collateral transmission channel contributing to standard CIP violations.

Keywords: No-Arbitrage, CIP Violation, CSA (ISDA Collateral Support Annex), Funding Rates, Discounting Rates, Collateralization, Collateral Rental Yield, MtM (Mark-to-Market)

JEL Classification: G15, C33, C4, F31, G12, G13, E43

Suggested Citation

Georgievska, Ljubica, Collateral-Adjusted CIP Arbitrages (September 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3629178 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3629178

Ljubica Georgievska (Contact Author)

Anderson School of Management, UCLA ( email )

110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

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