This book showcases recent academic work on contemporary issues in financial institutions and markets. It covers a broad range of topics, highlighting the diverse nature of academic research in banking and finance. As a consequence the contributions cover a wide range of issues across a broad spectrum, including: capital structure arbitrage, credit rating agencies, credit default swap spreads, market power in the banking industry and stock returns. This timely collection offers fresh insights and understandings into the ongoing debates within and between the academic and professional finance communities.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of Finance.
1. Introduction Claudia Girardone, Philip Hamill, John O.S. Wilson 2. Are there benefits to being naked? The returns and diversification impact of capital structure arbitrage Giovanni Calice, Jing Chen and Julian M. Williams 3. The path to impairment: do credit-rating agencies anticipate default events of structured finance transactions? Matthias Bodenstedt, Daniel Rösch and Harald Scheule 4. The determinants of bank CDS spreads: evidence from the financial crisis Laura Chiaramonte and Barbara Casu 5. The impact of market power and funding strategy on bank-interest margins Mohammed Amidu and Simon Wolfe 6. An examination of investor sentiment effect on G7 stock market returns Deven Bathia and Don Bredin