Off-balance sheet funding, voluntary support and investment efficiency

Anatoli Segura, Jing Zeng

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Off-balance sheet financing of an investment is covered by limited liability, whereas on-balance sheet financing creates unlimited liability towards the bank’s asset-in-place. Off-balance sheet funding thus gives the bank flexibility to voluntarily support debt repayments when the investment fails, which allows the bank to signal information about the quality of its future projects, improving investment efficiency. Yet, limited liability reduces the bank’s effort incentives. Off-balance sheet funding with voluntary support is optimal for activities that are rapidly growing or negatively correlated with existing assets. The model yields testable predictions on the relationship between off-balance sheet debt spreads and sponsors’ characteristics.
Seiten (von - bis)90-107
FachzeitschriftJournal of Financial Economics
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Juli 2020

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