As nossas áreas de investigação:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Asset Management and Mutual Funds
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Sustainable Finance

Investigação - Destaques

Abril 2020

Trade Credit and the Transmission of Unconventional Monetary Policy

Autor(es):
Manuel Adelino (Duke University); Miguel A. Ferreira (Nova SBE); Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics); Pedro Pires (Nova SBE)

Resumo (in English only):
We show that trade credit in production networks is important for the transmission of unconventional monetary policy. We find that firms with bonds eligible for purchase under the European Central Bank’s Corporate Sector Purchase Program act as financial intermediaries and extend more trade credit to their customers. The increase in trade credit flows is more pronounced from core countries to periphery countries and towards financially constrained customers. Customers increase investment and employment in response to the additional financing, while suppliers with eligible bonds increase their customer base, potentially favoring upstream industry concentration. Our findings suggest that the trade credit channel of monetary policy produces heterogeneous effects on regions, industries, and firms.

Palavras-chave: 
Monetary policy, Trade credit, Corporate bonds, Investment, Employment

Janeiro 2019

Do Shareholders Gain from Their Right to Sue? Evidence from Federal Judge Turnover

Autor(es):
Stefano Cassella (Tilburg University); Antonino Emanuele Rizzo (Nova SBE)

Resumo (in English only):
Strengthening U.S. shareholders' right to sue a corporation and its executives leads to significant equity value loss. Using exogenous judicial turnover to generate variation in shareholders' right to sue, we establish that only 15% of this loss stems from mechanisms hypothesized by prior literature (e.g., incremental legal expenses for the corporation). Instead, the value reduction is likely due to a worsening of firms' overall governance. Our evidence indicates that worse governance and equity value loss are due to a specific mechanism: stronger shareholders' right to sue impairs the threat of takeovers, and thus reduces the disciplining role of the market.

Palavras-chave:
shareholder litigation, lawsuits, federal courts, judicial ideology, firm value, law and finance, takeover threat, investor protection, deterrence, governance

Janeiro 2019

Corporate Diversification and the Cost of Debt

Autor(es):
Irem Demirci (Nova SBE); Piet Eichholtz (Maastricht University); and Erkan Yönder (Ozyegin University)

Resumo (in English only):
This paper investigates whether corporate diversification by property type and by geography reduces the costs of debt capital. It employs asset-level information on the portfolios of U.S. REITs to measure diversification and looks at two of their main sources of debt capital: 1,173 commercial mortgages and 952 bank loans. The paper finds that diversification across different property types does indeed dependably reduce the cost of these different types of debt. The effect is about 7 basis points for bank loans if a firm’s property Herfindahl Index is lowered by one standard deviation and this effect gets stronger for REITs with worse financial health – as measured by the interest coverage ratio. The corresponding effect for commercial mortgages is around 22 basis points for collateral diversification by property type. After the crisis, the salience of the collateral asset increases. For diversification across regions, we do not find a consistent relationship between real asset diversification and loan pricing.

(published in The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics)

Grants

European Research Council, Starting Grant for the Project “Universal Banking, Corporate Control and Crises”, 2013-2018

  • Demirci, I., Huang, J., & Sialm, C. (forthcoming). Government debt and capital structure decisions: International evidence. Journal of Financial Economics.
  • Albuquerque, R., Brandao-Marques, L., Ferreira, M., & Matos, P. (forthcoming). International corporate governance spillovers: Evidence from cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Review of Financial Studies.
  • Santos, J., & Suarez, J. (forthcoming). Liquidity standards and the value of an informed lender of last resort. Journal of Financial Economics.
  • Anjos, F., & Fracassi, C. (forthcoming). Technological specialization and the decline of diversified firms. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
  • Prado, M., & Boons, M. (forthcoming). Basis-momentum. Journal of Finance.
  • Pereira, J., & Rua, A. (forthcoming). Asset pricing with a bank risk factor. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.
  • Ferreira, M., Matos, P., & Pires, P. (forthcoming). Asset management within commercial banking groups: International evidence. Journal of Finance.
  • Faias, J., & Ferreira, M. (forthcoming). Does institutional ownership matter for international stock return comovement? Journal of International Money and Finance.
  • Ferreira, D., Ferreira, M., & Mariano, B. (forthcoming). Creditor control rights and board independence. Journal of Finance.
  • Custodio, C., Ferreira, M., & Matos, P. (forthcoming). Do general managerial skills spur innovation? Management Science.
  • Ferreira, M., Massa, M., & Matos, P. (forthcoming). Investor-stock decoupling in mutual funds. Management Science.
  • Boons, M., Duarte, F., de Roon, F., & Szymanowska, M. (2020). Time-varying inflation risk and stock returns. Journal of Financial Economics, 136(2), 444-470. 
  • Evans, R. B., Prado, M. P., & Zambrana, R. (2020). Competition and cooperation in mutual fund families. Journal of Financial Economics, 136(1), 168-188. 
  • Porras Prado, M., Zambrana, R., & Gomez, J. P. (2020). Capital commitment and investment decisions: the role of mutual fund charges.
  • Pereira, J. P., Pesquita, V., Rodrigues, P. M. M., & Rua, A. (2019). Market integration and the persistence of electricity prices. Empirical Economics, 57(5), 1495-1514. 
  • Ferreira, M. A., Keswani, A., Miguel, A. F., & Ramos, S. B. (2019). What determines fund performance persistence? International evidence. Financial Review, 54(4), 679-708. 
  • Frade, P. M. S., Pereira, J. P., Santana, J. J. E., & Catalão, J. P. S. (2019). Wind balancing costs in a power system with high wind penetration – Evidence from Portugal. Energy Policy, 132, 702-713. 
  • Demirci, I., Huang, J., & Sialm, C. (2019). Government debt and corporate leverage: international evidence. Journal of Financial Economics, 133(2), 337-356. 
  • Huszár, Z. R., & Prado, M. P. (2019). An analysis of over-the-counter and centralized stock lending markets. Journal Of Financial Markets, 43, 31-53. 
  • Custódio, C., Ferreira, M. A., & Matosc, P. (2019). Do general managerial skills spur innovation? Management Science, 65(2), 459-476. 
  • Boons, M., & Prado, M. P. (2019). Basis-momentum. Journal of Finance, 74(1), 239-279. 
  • Albuquerque, R., Brandao-Marques, L., Ferreira, M. A., & Matos, P. (2019). International corporate governance spillovers: Evidence from cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Review Of Financial Studies, 32(2), 738-770. 
  • Sooji, K., C. Plosser, M. & Santos, J. (2018). Macroprudential policy and the revolving door of risk: Lessons from leveraged lending guidance. Journal of Financial Intermediation. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfi.2018.01.011
  • Demirci, I., Eichholtz, P., & Yönder, E. (2018). Corporate diversification and the cost of debt: Evidence from REIT bank loans and mortgages. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 1-53. DOI: 10.1007/s11146-017-9645-9
  •  Moreno, D., Rodríguez, R., & Zambrana, R. (2018). Management sub-advising in the mutual fund industry. Journal of Financial Economics, 127(3), 567-587. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2018.01.004
  • Anjos, F., & Kang, C. M. (2017). Managerial myopia, financial expertise, and executive-firm matching. Journal of Corporate Finance, 43, 464-479. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.02.010
  •  Faias, J. A., & Ferreira, M. A. (2017). Does institutional ownership matter for international stock return comovement? Journal of International Money and Finance, 78, 64-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2017.08.004
  • Bena, J., Ferreira, M. A., Matos, P., & Pires, P. (2017). Are foreign investors locusts? The long-term effects of foreign institutional ownership. Journal of Financial Economics, 126(1), 122-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2017.07.005
  • Ferreira, M. A., Matos, P., Pereira, J. P. D. S. S., & Pires, P. (2017). Do locals know better? A comparison of the performance of local and foreign institutional investors. Journal of Banking & Finance, 82, 151-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.06.002
  • Adelino, M., Cunha, I., & Ferreira, M. A. (2017). The economic effects of public financing: Evidence from municipal bond ratings recalibration. Review of Financial Studies, 30(9), 3223-3268. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhx049
  • Evans, R., Ferreira, M. A., & Prado, M. P. (2017). Fund performance and equity lending: Why lend what you can sell? Review of Finance, 21(3), 1093-1121. DOI: 10.1093/rof/rfw059
  • Almeida, H., Cunha, I., Ferreira, M. A., & Restrepo, F. (2017). The real effects of credit ratings: The sovereign ceiling channel. Journal of Finance, 72(1), 249-290. DOI: 10.1111/jofi.12434
  •  Ferreira, M. A., Matos, P., Pereira, J. P., & Pires, P. (2017). Do locals know better? A comparison of the performance of local and foreign institutional investors. Journal of Banking & Finance, 82, 151-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.06.002
  • Maio, P., & Santa-Clara, P. (2017). Short-term interest rates and stock market anomalies. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 52(3), 927-961. DOI: 10.1017/S002210901700028X
  • Faias, J. A., & Santa-Clara, P. (2017). Optimal option portfolio strategies: Deepening the puzzle of index option mispricing. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 52(1), 277-303. DOI: 10.1017/S0022109016000831
  •  Paligorova, T., & Santos, J. A. C. D. (2017). Banks’ exposure to rollover risk and the maturity of corporate loans. Review of Finance, 21(4), 1739-1765. DOI: 10.1093/rof/rfw039
  • Santos, J. A. C. D., & Wilson, K. E. (2017). Does banks’ corporate control lower funding costs? Evidence from US banks’ control over firms’ voting rights. Journal of Financial Services Research, 51(3), 283-311. DOI: 10.1007/s10693-016-0249-y
  • Paligorova, T., & Santos, J. A. C. (2017). Monetary policy and bank risk-taking: Evidence from the corporate loan market. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 30, 35-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfi.2016.11.003
  • Mian, A., & Santos, J. A. C. (2017). Liquidity risk and maturity management over the credit cycle. Journal of Financial Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2017.12.006
  • Amaro de Matos, J., & Lacerda, A. (2016). Randomized stopping times and early exercise for American derivatives in dry markets. Journal of Mathematical Finance, 6(5), 842-865. DOI: 10.4236/jmf.2016.65057
  • Anjos, F. (2016). Resource configuration, inter-firm networks, and organizational performance. Mathematical social sciences, 82, 37-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2016.04.003
  • Boons, M. (2016). State variables, macroeconomic activity, and the cross section of individual stocks. Journal of Financial Economics, 119(3), 489-511. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2015.05.010
  • Ferreira, M., & Laux, P. (2016). Corporate boards and SEOs: The effect of certification and monitoring. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 51(3), 899-927. DOI: 10.1017/S0022109016000405
  • Cremers, M., Ferreira, M. A., Matos, P., & Starks, L. (2016). Indexing and active fund management: International evidence. Journal of Financial Economics, 120(3), 539-560. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2016.02.008
  • Adelino, M., & Ferreira, M. A. (2016). Bank ratings and lending supply: Evidence from sovereign downgrades. Review of Financial Studies, 29(7), 1709-1746. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhw004
  • Brown, D. P., & Ferreira, M. A. (2016). Idiosyncratic volatility of small public firms and entrepreneurial risk. Quarterly Journal of Finance, 6(01), 1-59. DOI: 10.1142/S2010139216500026
  • Prado, M. P., Saffi, P. A. C., & Sturgess, J. (2016). Ownership structure, limits to arbitrage, and stock returns: Evidence from equity lending markets. Review of Financial Studies, 29(12), 3211-3244. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhw058
  • Hassler, U., Rodrigues, P. M. M., & Rubia, A. (2016). Quantile regression for long memory testing: A case of realized volatility. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 14(4), 693-724. DOI: 10.1093/jjfinec/nbw001
  • Rangvid, J., Santa-Clara, P., & Schmeling, M. (2016). Capital market integration and consumption risk sharing over the long run. Journal of International Economics, 103, 27-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2016.08.001
  • Ivanov, I. T., Santos, J. A. C., & Vo, T. (2016). The transformation of banking: Tying loan interest rates to borrowers' CDS spreads. Journal of Corporate Finance, 38, 150-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2016.01.005
  • Carvalho, D., Ferreira, M., & Matos, P. (2015). Lending relationships and the effect of bank distress: Evidence from the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(6), 1165-1197. DOI: 10.1017/S0022109015000551
  • Pires, P., Pereira, J. P., & Martins, L. F. (2015). The empirical determinants of credit default swap spreads: A quantile regression approach. European Financial Management, 21(3), 556-589. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-036X.2013.12029.x
  •  Prado, M. P. (2015). Future lending income and security value. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(4), 869-902. DOI: 10.1017/S0022109015000393
  •  Barroso, P., & Santa-Clara, P. (2015). Beyond the carry trade: Optimal currency portfolios. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(5), 1037-1056. DOI: 10.1017/S0022109015000460
  • Maio, P., & Santa-Clara, P. (2015). Dividend yields, dividend growth, and return predictability in the cross section of stocks. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(1-2), 33-60. DOI: 10.1017/S0022109015000058
  • Barroso, P., & Santa-Clara, P. (2015). Momentum has its moments. Journal of Financial Economics, 116(1), 111-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2014.11.010
  •  Bord, V. M., & Santos, J. A. C. (2015). Does securitization of corporate loans lead to riskier lending? Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 47(2-3), 415-444. DOI: 10.1111/jmcb.12181
  • Amaro de Matos, J., & Silva, N. (2014). Consuming durable goods when stock markets jump: A strategic asset allocation approach. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 42(NA), 86-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2014.02.013
  • Ferreira, D., Manso, G., & Castro Silva, A. (2014). Incentives to innovate and the decision to go public or private. Review of Financial Studies, 27(1), 256-300. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhs070
  • Hassler, U., Rodrigues, P. M. M., & Rubia, A. (2014). Persistence in the banking industry: Fractional integration and breaks in memory. Journal of Empirical Finance, 29(SI), 95-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2014.03.004
  • Hale, G., & Santos, J. A. C. (2014). Do banks propagate debt market shocks? Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 6(3), 270-310. DOI: 10.1108/JFEP-03-2014-0023
  • Santos, J. A. C., & Bord, V. M. (2014). Banks' liquidity and the cost of liquidity to corporations. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 46(SUPPL.1), 13-45. DOI: 10.1111/jmcb.12076
  • Santos, J. A. C. (2014). Evidence from the Bond Market on Banks' ''Too-Big-To-Fail' Subsidy. FRBNY Economic Policy Review, December, 29-39.
  • Ivanov, I., Santos, J. A. C., & Vo, T. (2014). The Introduction of Market-Based Pricing in Corporate Lending. Journal of Financial Perspectives, 2(1), 1-10.
  • Custódio, C. P. D., Ferreira, M., & Matos, P. (2013). Generalists versus specialists: Lifetime work experience and chief executive officer pay. Journal of Financial Economics, 108(NA), 471-492. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2013.01.001
  • Custódio, C. P. D., Ferreira, M., & Laureano, L. (2013). Why are US firms using more short-term debt? Journal of Financial Economics, 108(1), 182-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2012.10.009
  • Fernandes, N., Ferreira, M., Matos, P., & Murphy, K. J. (2013). Are U.S. CEOs paid more? New international evidence. Review of Financial Studies, 26(2), 323-367. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhs122
  • Custódio, C. P. D., Ferreira, M., & Matos, P. (2013). Generalists versus specialists: Lifetime work experience and chief executive officer pay. Journal of Financial Economics, 108(NA), 471-492. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2013.01.001
  • Ferreira, M., Keswani, A., Miguel, A. F., & Ramos, S. B. (2013). The determinants of mutual fund performance: A cross-country study. Review of Finance, 17(2), 483-525. DOI: 10.1093/rof/rfs013
  • Custódio, C. P. D., Ferreira, M., & Laureano, L. (2013). Why are US firms using more short-term debt? Journal of Financial Economics, 108(1), 182-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2012.10.009
  • Brounen, D., Ling, D. C., & Prado, M. (2013). Short sales and fundamental value: Explaining the REIT premium to NAV. Real Estate Economics, 41(3), 481–516. DOI: 10.1111/reec.12004
  • Ferreira, M., Keswani, A., Miguel, A. F., & Ramos, S. B. (2012). The flow-performance relationship around the world. Journal of Banking & Finance, 36(6), 1759-1780. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.01.019
  • Ferreira, M., & Matos, P. (2012). Universal Banks and Corporate Control: Evidence from the Global Syndicated Loan Market. Review of Financial Studies, 25(9), 2703-2744. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhs076
  • Maio, P., & Santa-Clara, P. (2012). Multifactor models and their consistency with the ICAPM. Journal of Financial Economics, 106(3), 586-613. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2012.07.001
  • Ferreira, M. A., & Gama, P. M. (2011). The International Stock Market Impact of Sovereign Debt Ratings News. In Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default (pp. 361-367). John Wiley and Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118267073.ch40
  • Ferreira, D., Ferreira, M., & Raposo, C. C. (2011). Board structure and price informativeness. Journal of Financial Economics, 99(3), 523-545. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2010.10.007
  • Alves, P., & Ferreira, M. (2011). Capital structure and law around the world. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 21(3), 119-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.mulfin.2011.02.001
  • Aggarwal, R., Erel, I., Ferreira, M., & Matos, P. (2011). Does governance travel around the world? Evidence from institutional investors. Journal of Financial Economics, 100(1), 154-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2010.10.018
  • Ferreira, M., & Santa-Clara, P. (2011). Forecasting stock market returns: The sum of the parts is more than the whole. Journal of Financial Economics, 100(3), 514-537. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2011.02.003
  • Ferreira, M., & Miguel, A. F. (2011). The determinants of domestic and foreign bond bias. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 21(5), 279-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.mulfin.2011.07.004
  • Ferreira, M., & Santa-Clara, P. (2011). Forecasting stock market returns: The sum of the parts is more than the whole. Journal of Financial Economics, 100(3), 514-537. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2011.02.003
  • Ferreira, M., & Gama, P. M. (2010). Correlation dynamics of global industry portfolios. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 20(1), 35-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.mulfin.2009.11.003
  • Ferreira, M., Massa, M., & Matos, P. (2010). Shareholders at the gate? Institutional investors and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Review of Financial Studies, 23(2), 601-644. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhp070
  • Hsu, J. C., Saa-Requiejo, J., & Santa-Clara, P. (2010). A structural model of default risk. Journal of Fixed Income, 19(3), 77-95. DOI: 10.3905/JFI.2010.19.3.077
  • Santa-Clara, P., & Yan, S. (2010). Crashes, volatility, and the equity premium: Lessons from S&P 500 options. Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(2), 435-451. DOI: 10.1162/rest.2010.11549
  • Garcia, R., Ghysels, E., Renault, E., & Rodrigues, P. (2009). Special issue on 'multivariate volatility models'. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 7(4), 339-340. DOI: 10.1093/jjfinec/nbp017
  • Santa-Clara, P., & Saretto, A. (2009). Option strategies: Good deals and margin calls. Journal of Financial Markets, 12(3), 391-417. DOI: 10.1016/j.finmar.2009.01.002
  • Brandt, M. W., Santa-Clara, P., & Valkanov, R. (2009). Parametric Portfolio Policies: Exploiting Characteristics in the Cross-Section of Equity Returns. Review of Financial Studies, 22(9), 3411-3447. DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhp003