FRIC/Finance Seminar with Guillaume Vuillemey, HEC Paris

On September 15, 2017 Guillaume Vuillemey will present: "The Failure of a Clearinghouse: Empirical Evidence"

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:15

FRIC Center for Financial Frictions and the Department of Finance are proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Guillaume Vuillemey, HEC Paris

Guillaume Vuillemey will present:

PDF icon The Failure of a Clearinghouse: Empirical Evidence

Vincent Bignon, Banque de France
Guillaume Vuillemey, HEC Paris

We provide the first empirical analysis of the failure of a derivatives clearinghouse. We study risk management by the Paris commodity futures clearinghouse around its failure in 1974. Using archive data, we find three main causes of this event: (i) a weak pool of investors, (ii) the inability to contain the growth of a large member position, and (iii) risk-shifting decisions by the clearinghouse. Risk-shifting incentives aligned the clearinghouse’s interests with those of the defaulting member, induced delays in liquidating the defaulted position, and led private renegotiation attempts to fail. Our results have implications for the design of clearing institutions.

Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SPs13

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