Clearinghouse-Five: determinants of voluntary clearing in European derivatives markets
In the European Union, there is obligation to centrally clear certain credit and interest rate derivative contracts, while other trades can be voluntarily cleared through a central counterparty if the parties to the contract wish to clear it thus. I use a dataset of all newly entered into derivatives contracts in the European Union between March 2016 and June 2017 to show the extent to which central clearing is being used for derivatives belonging to all five major asset classes, and to determine which characteristics of the contracts not under the clearing obligation affect the likelihood they would be centrally cleared on a voluntary basis. I show that currently only around 20% of credit and 40% of interest rate derivatives are centrally cleared, while equity, foreign exchange, and commodity derivatives are barely centrally cleared. I also show that there are significant effects of scale connected with central clearing, both in terms of previous clearing activity of the counterparty and the notional of the specific contract. Finally, I show that various characteristics of the contract, such as the maturity and the type of counterparty involved, also have significant impact on the probability of a trade being centrally cleared, but these effects tend to be ambiguous and depend on the specific combination of factors.
Information and liquidity linkages in ETFs and underlying markets (with P. Katsoulis)
We find that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have differential effects on the underlying equities and corporate debt securities. First, ETFs propagate liquidity shocks to equities but not to debt securities. Second, ETF flows affect the underlying equities' returns to a much higher degree than debt securities' returns. Third, higher ETF ownership increases equities' volatility but decreases debt securities' volatility. The results are consistent with the view that the higher accessibility of equities facilitates the formation of strong information links with ETFs and encourages arbitrage activity, which makes equities' prices sensitive to ETF demand shocks and creates the potential for illiquidity contagion when this link is disrupted. In contrast, the hard-to-access nature of corporate debt securities results in weak information links with ETFs and inhibits arbitrage activity which reduces commonalities between the two markets.
Securitisation Special Purpose Entities, Bank Sponsors and Derivatives (with N. Killeen)
Shock amplification in an interconnected financial system of banks and investment funds (with colleagues)
Centrally cleared interest rate derivatives market: How are clients changing the risk perspective? (with S. Lapschies & L. Országhová)
Macroprudential provisions, measures and instruments for insurance (ESRB Report)
Indicators for the monitoring of central counterparties in the EU (with E. Alfranseder, S. Lapschies, L. Országhová & P. Sobolewski)
Regulatory risk-free yield curve properties and macroprudential consequences (with J. Brinkhoff, L. Dieckhoff, D. Hendrickx, P. Sengmüller & M. Strömgren)
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Partial Mutual Information Analysis of Financial Networks, Acta Physica Polonica A 127 (3), 863-867, 2015.
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Structural Sustainability of the Polish Trade System , Acta Physica Polonica A 129 (5), 1004-1007, 2016.
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