A Model of Shadow Banking

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleA Model of Shadow Banking Author(S)NICOLA GENNAIOLI (Author)
Abstract  We present a model of shadow banking in which banks originate and trade loans, assemble them into diversified portfolios, and finance these portfolios externally with riskless debt. In this model: outside investor wealth drives the demand for riskless debt and indirectly for securitization, bank assets and leverage move together, banks become interconnected through markets, and banks increase their exposure to systematic risk as they reduce idiosyncratic risk through diversification. ...Paginationp 1331-1363
Journal TitleThe Journal of Finance  
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