Bank Behavior with Access to Credit Risk Transfer Markets

28 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2006 Last revised: 30 Oct 2010

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Benedikt Goderis

The Netherlands Institute for Social Research|SCP

Ian W. Marsh

City University London - Sir John Cass Business School

Judit Vall Castelló

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES)

Wolf Wagner

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: October 1, 2006

Abstract

One of the most important recent innovations in financial markets has been the development of credit derivative products that allow banks to more actively manage their credit portfolios than ever before. We analyze the effect that access to these markets has had on the lending behavior of a sample of banks, using a sample of banks that have not accessed these markets as a control group. We find that banks that adopt advanced credit risk management techniques (proxied by the issuance of at least one collateralized loan obligation) experience a permanent increase in their target loan levels of around 50%. Partial adjustment to this target, however, means that the impact on actual loan levels is spread over several years.

Keywords: credit risk transfer, risk management, bank lending

JEL Classification: G21, G31

Suggested Citation

Goderis, Benedikt and Marsh, Ian William and Castelló, Judit Vall and Wagner, Wolf, Bank Behavior with Access to Credit Risk Transfer Markets (October 1, 2006). Cass Business School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=937287 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.937287

Benedikt Goderis

The Netherlands Institute for Social Research|SCP ( email )

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Ian William Marsh (Contact Author)

City University London - Sir John Cass Business School ( email )

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Judit Vall Castelló

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES) ( email )

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Barcelona, 08005
Spain

Wolf Wagner

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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