Wholesale Funding Dry-Ups

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Christophe Pérignon

HEC Paris - Finance Department

David Thesmar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Guillaume Vuillemey

HEC Paris - Finance Department

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Date Written: February 27, 2017

Abstract

We empirically explore the fragility of wholesale funding of banks, using transaction level data on short-term, unsecured certificates of deposits in the European market. We do not observe any market-wide freeze during the 2008-2014 period. Yet, many banks suddenly experience funding dry-ups. Dry-ups predict, but do not cause, future deterioration of bank performance. Furthermore, in periods of market stress, banks with high future performance tend to increase reliance on wholesale funding. Thus, we fail to find evidence consistent with classical adverse selection models of funding market freezes. Our evidence is in line with theories highlighting heterogeneity between informed and uninformed lenders.

Keywords: wholesale funding, market freeze, certificates of deposits

JEL Classification: G21

Suggested Citation

Pérignon, Christophe and Thesmar, David and Vuillemey, Guillaume, Wholesale Funding Dry-Ups (February 27, 2017). HEC Paris Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2693684 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2693684

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