Optimal Form of Retention for Securitized Loans under Moral Hazard

Georges Dionne, Sara Malekan
2017 Risks  
We address the moral hazard problem of securitization using a principal-agent model where the investor is the principal and the lender is the agent. Our model considers structured asset-backed securitization with a credit enhancement procedure. We assume that the originator can affect the default probability and the conditional loss distribution. We show that the optimal form of retention must be proportional to the pool default loss even in the absence of systemic risk when the originator can
more » ... the originator can affect the conditional distribution of portfolio losses, yet the current regulations propose a constant retention rate.
doi:10.3390/risks5040055 fatcat:3gqqmeyifferpjwbjd2ikfswhq