EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Market for Borrowing Corporate Bonds

Paul Asquith, Andrea S. Au, Thomas R. Covert and Parag Pathak

No 16282, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: This paper describes the market for borrowing corporate bonds using a comprehensive dataset from a major lender. The cost of borrowing corporate bonds is comparable to the cost of borrowing stock, between 10 and 20 basis points per year. Factors that increase borrowing costs are loan size, percentage of inventory lent, rating, and borrower identity. Trading strategies based on cost or amount of borrowing do not yield excess returns. Bonds with corresponding CDS contracts are more actively lent than those without. Finally, the 2007 Credit Crunch did not affect average borrowing cost or loan volume, but increased borrowing cost variance.

JEL-codes: G12 G14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-08
Note: AP
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Published as Asquith, Paul & Au, Andrea S. & Covert, Thomas & Pathak, Parag A., 2013. "The market for borrowing corporate bonds," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 107(1), pages 155-182.

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.nber.org/papers/w16282.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: The market for borrowing corporate bonds (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nbr:nberwo:16282

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.nber.org/papers/w16282

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2022-08-13
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:16282