Market reaction to bank liquidity regulation

Bruno, Brunella, Onali, Enrico and Schaeck, Klaus (2018). Market reaction to bank liquidity regulation. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, In Pre ,

Abstract

We measure market reactions to announcements concerning liquidity regulation, a key innovation in the Basel framework. Our initial results show that liquidity regulation attracts negative abnormal returns. However, the price responses are less pronounced when coinciding announcements concerning capital regulation are backed out, suggesting that markets do not consider liquidity regulation to be binding. Bank- and country-specific characteristics also matter. Liquid balance sheets and high charter values increase abnormal returns whereas smaller long-term funding mismatches reduce abnormal returns. Banks located in countries with large government debt and tight interbank conditions or with prior domestic liquidity regulation display lower abnormal returns.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022109017001089
Divisions: Aston Business School
Additional Information: The material has been accepted for publication in a revised form, with a link to the journal’s site on https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-financial-and-quantitative-analysis
Uncontrolled Keywords: liquidity regulation,market reaction,event study,Basel III
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Published Online Date: 2018-03-04
Authors: Bruno, Brunella
Onali, Enrico ( 0000-0003-3723-2078)
Schaeck, Klaus

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