The Value of Bond Underwriter Relationships

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Abstrakt

We show that corporate bond issuers benefit from utilizing existing underwriter relationships when rolling over bonds, but at the same time become exposed to underwriter distress. A strong relationship enables the underwriter to credibly certify the issuer resulting in lower direct issuance costs and lower underpricing. However, if the underwriter becomes distressed, this spills over to the issuer’s credit risk, because it weakens the relationship and increases the risk of involuntary relationship termination. The credit risk spillover is more pronounced for risky, opaque issuers with high rollover exposure, i.e., those issuers most in need of certification by an underwriter.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2018
Antal sider44
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedThe Eighth Annual Applied Finance Conference of the Financial Management Association International 2018 - St. John's University Manhattan Campus, New York, USA
Varighed: 11 maj 201811 maj 2018
Konferencens nummer: 8
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Konference

KonferenceThe Eighth Annual Applied Finance Conference of the Financial Management Association International 2018
Nummer8
LokationSt. John's University Manhattan Campus
LandUSA
ByNew York
Periode11/05/201811/05/2018
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Emneord

  • Underwriter relationship
  • Corporate bonds
  • Certification
  • Rollover risk
  • Relationship banking

Citationsformater

Daetz, S. L., Dick-Nielsen, J., & Nielsen, M. S. (2018). The Value of Bond Underwriter Relationships. Afhandling præsenteret på The Eighth Annual Applied Finance Conference of the Financial Management Association International 2018, New York, USA.