The Effect of Credit Derivatives on Financial Stability

Richard Van Ofwegen, Willem F.C. Verschoor, Remco C.J. Zwinkels
2016 Applied Finance Letters  
Due to the recent financial turmoil, questions have been raised about the impact ofcomplex financial products, like credit derivatives, on financial stability. The academicliterature however does not provide a clear answer to this question. This paper empiricallylinks the stability of the financial sector to the use of credit derivatives for the main constituentsof the European financial sector. We find that the use of credit derivatives increases theprobability of default and thus reduces the
more » ... d thus reduces the overall financial sector stability. In addition,we find evidence that this relationship is progressive and economically meaningful.
doi:10.24135/afl.v1i1.6 fatcat:a3t6tmivkjfadjfvmg7gxneavy