Bank Balance Sheet Constraints and Bond Liquidity
49 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2021 Last revised: 18 Oct 2021
Date Written: May 31, 2021
We explore the ties between bonds and individual dealers formed through home advantage and the persistence of previous underwriting relationships. Building on these connections, we show that the introduction of the leverage ratio for the European banks had a large impact on exposed bonds’ liquidity. Moreover, based on these ties, we show that bond mutual fund panic following the 2020 pandemic outbreak affected substantially more mutual funds with the larger exposures to dealer banks’ balance sheet constraints.
Keywords: Bond liquidity; market-making; capital requirements; leverage ratio; mutual funds; COVID-19
JEL Classification: G12, G18, G21
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