RCFS Blog Series II: Banks’ Contingent Capital Trigger Effects

In the RCFS blog, Professor Ellul discusses Boris Vallée‘s paper “Banks’ Contingent Capital Trigger Effects,” which won the RCFS’s 2020 Rising Scholar Award. Vallée finds that liability management exercises, a type of contingent capital trigger used by banks, are effective at improving banks’ capitalization levels. This finding is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic, when economic downturn is likely to put pressure on banks. Read the full post on the blog.

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