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Author:Kotter, Jason 

Conference Paper
Which banks sponsored ABCP vehicles and why?

Proceedings , Paper 1072

Working Paper
Friends or foes? The stock price impact of sovereign wealth fund investments and the price of keeping secrets

This paper examines the stock price impact of 163 announcements of Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) investments. We document an average positive risk-adjusted return of 2.1 percent for target firms during two days surrounding SWF acquisition announcements. The announcement effect is both statistically and economically significant. A multivariate analysis shows that the degree of transparency of SWF activities is an important determinant of the market reaction, and both the SWF and the existing shareholders of the target firm benefit from improved SWF disclosure. In addition, target firms' ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 940

Working Paper
Revenge of the steamroller: ABCP as a window on risk choices

We empirically examine financial institutions' motivations to take systematic bad-tail risk in the form of sponsorship of credit-arbitrage asset-backed commercial paper vehicles. A run on debt issued by such vehicles played a key role in causing and propagating the liquidity crisis that began in the summer of 2007. We find evidence consistent with important roles for both owner-manager agency problems and government-induced distortions, especially government control or ownership of banks.
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 1076

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