Monthly seminars "chaire ACPR"

 

The ACPR Research Initiative seminar highlights high-quality research addressing issues of regulation and systemic risk for both banks and insurance firms. 

The seminar takes place on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.00 to 11.30 in the premises of the ACPR: 4, place de Budapest, Salle Liège (rez-de-jardin) -  See access plan.  

The seminar is open to everybody. Registration by email at chaireACPR@acpr.banque-france.fr is free but compulsory in order to attend. If you wish to be informed of upcoming events, please send an email to the same address.

The ACPR Studies Department organizes independent seminars as well: the page dedicated to the ACPR research seminars is available here.

 

NEXT EVENT

 

Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Greg Niehaus (Darla Moore School of Business University of South Carolina) will present

“Personal Taxes, Cost of Insurer Equity Capital, and the Case of Offshore Hedge Fund Reinsurers”

Abstract : Insurance companies have large holdings of financial securities that generate returns that are taxed at both the corporate and personal levels in the U.S. If the same securities were held by a pass-through entity such as a mutual or hedge fund, the returns would be taxed only at the personal level, which implies a corporate tax disadvantage of holding assets in an insurer. There is, however, a personal tax advantage of holding some securities with an insurer. This paper examines the implications of personal taxes for an insurer’s tax cost on equity capital and how the tax costs have varied over time under different tax regimes and how they vary with different asset portfolios. The paper also discusses offshore hedge fund reinsurers, which provide an interesting case study illustrating the relevance of personal taxes.

Please note that this seminar will take place online.

To receive the invitation to the web platform, (free) registration is compulsory by mail at chaireACPR@acpr.banque-france.fr

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Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 14 pm – 15.30 pm

Andrew Ellul (Indiana university)  will present

“Loan Guarantees, Bank Lending and Credit Risk Reallocation”

Abstract : We investigate whether government credit guarantee schemes, extensively used after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, led to substitution of non-guaranteed with guaranteed credit rather than fully adding to the supply of lending. We study this issue using a unique euro-area credit register data, matched with supervisory bank data and establish two main findings. First, guaranteed loans were mostly extended to small but comparatively creditworthy firms in sectors severely affected by the pandemic, borrowing from large, liquid and well-capitalized banks. Second, guaranteed loans partially substitute pre-existing non-guaranteed debt. For firms borrowing from multiple banks, the substitution arises from the lending behavior of the bank extending guaranteed loans, whose drop in non-guaranteed lending is about 9 times larger than for other banks that lend to the same firm. Substitution was highest for funding granted to riskier and smaller firms in sectors more affected by the pandemic, and borrowing from larger and stronger banks. Overall, the evidence indicates that government guarantees contributed to the continued extension of credit to relatively creditworthy firms hit by the pandemic, but also benefited banks’ balance sheets to some extent.

Please note that this seminar will take place online.

To receive the invitation to the web platform, (free) registration is compulsory by mail at chaireACPR@acpr.banque-france.fr

TO CONTACT US 

Article

 

 

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