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Dealing with dealers: sovereign CDS comovements

Miguel Antón (), Sergio Mayordomo () and Maria Rodriguez-Moreno ()
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Miguel Antón: IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

No 1723, Working Papers from Banco de España, Working Papers Homepage

Abstract: We show that sovereign CDS that have common dealers tend to be more correlated, especially when the dealers display similar quoting activity in those contracts over time. This commonality in dealers’ activity is a powerful driver of CDS comovements, over and above fundamental similarities between countries, including default, liquidity, and macro factors. We posit that the mechanism causing the excess correlation is the buying pressure faced by CDS dealers for credit enhancements and regulatory capital reliefs. An instrumental variable analysis confirms that our findings are indeed rooted in a causal relationship.

Keywords: sovereign CDS; comovements; commonalities; dealers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G12 G14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
Date: 2017-07
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