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Banks’ equity performance and the term structure of interest rates

Elyasiani, E., Hasan, I., Kalotychou, E., Pouliasis, P. K. ORCID: 0000-0002-7389-3722 and Staikouras, S. (2020). Banks’ equity performance and the term structure of interest rates. Financial Markets, Institutions And Instruments, doi: 10.1111/fmii.12125

Abstract

Using an extensive global sample, this paper investigates the impact of the term structure of interest rates on bank equity returns. Decomposing the yield curve to its three constituents (level, slope and curvature), the paper evaluates the time-varying sensitivity of the bank’s equity returns to these constituents by using a diagonal dynamic conditional correlation multivariate GARCH framework. Evidence reveals that the empirical proxies for the three factors explain the variations in equity returns above and beyond the market-wide effect. More specifically, shocks to the long-term (level) and short-term (slope) factors have a statistically significant impact on equity returns, while those on the medium-term (curvature) factor are less clear-cut. Bank size plays an important role in the sense that exposures are higher for SIFIs and large banks compared to medium and small banks. Moreover, banks exhibit greater sensitivities to all risk factors during the crisis and postcrisis periods compared to the pre-crisis period; though these sensitivities do not differ for market-oriented and bank-oriented financial systems.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information:  2020 The Authors. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments published by New York University Salomon Center and WileyPeriodicals LLC
Publisher Keywords: Banks, Yield Curve, Equity Return, Interest Rate Risk, Economic Cycles
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Cass Business School > Finance
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23516
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