We analyse the determinants of the variation of option adjusted credit spreads (OASs) on a unique database which enlarges the traditional scope of the analysis to more disaggregated indexes (combining industry, grade and maturity levels), new variables (volumes of sales and purchases of institutional investors) and additional markets (UK and the Eurozone). With our extended set of regressors we explain almost half of the variability of OASs and we find evidence of the significant impact of institutional investors purchases and sales on corporate bond risk. We also find that US business cycle indicators significantly affect the variability of OASs in the UK and in the Eurozone.

Becchetti, L., Hasan, I., Carpentieri, A. (2006). The determinants of option adjusted delta credit spreads: a comparative analysis on US, UK and the Eurozone.

The determinants of option adjusted delta credit spreads: a comparative analysis on US, UK and the Eurozone

BECCHETTI, LEONARDO;
2006-10-01

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We analyse the determinants of the variation of option adjusted credit spreads (OASs) on a unique database which enlarges the traditional scope of the analysis to more disaggregated indexes (combining industry, grade and maturity levels), new variables (volumes of sales and purchases of institutional investors) and additional markets (UK and the Eurozone). With our extended set of regressors we explain almost half of the variability of OASs and we find evidence of the significant impact of institutional investors purchases and sales on corporate bond risk. We also find that US business cycle indicators significantly affect the variability of OASs in the UK and in the Eurozone.
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Becchetti, L., Hasan, I., Carpentieri, A. (2006). The determinants of option adjusted delta credit spreads: a comparative analysis on US, UK and the Eurozone.
Becchetti, L; Hasan, I; Carpentieri, A
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