FRIC/Finance Seminar with Lorenzo Garlappi, University of British Columbia
The Department of Finance and FRIC, Center for Financial Frictions, are proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Lorenzo Garlappi, University of British Columbia.
Lorenzo Garlappi will present:
The Term Structure of Credit Spreads with Dynamic Debt Issuance and Incomplete Information
We investigate credit spreads and capital structure dynamics in a model in which management has private information regarding ﬁrm value and is able to issue both equity and debt to service existing debt. Rather than choosing to default, managers of investmentgrade (IG) ﬁrms who receive bad private signals conceal this information by servicing existing debt via new debt issuance. As such, ﬁrms with IG-commensurate spreads have zero jump-to-default risk (and hence, command zero jump-to-default premium), at least until their debt capacity is fully utilized and spreads have increased to “fallen angel” status. These predictions match observation well.
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