See Saunders and Cornett (2008) for a comprehensive review of why banks are considered special.
Bank Debt versus Bond Debt: Evidence from Secondary Market Prices
Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2010
© 2010 The Ohio State University
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 755–767, June 2010
How to Cite
ALTMAN, E. I., GANDE, A. and SAUNDERS, A. (2010), Bank Debt versus Bond Debt: Evidence from Secondary Market Prices. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 42: 755–767. doi: 10.1111/j.1538-4616.2010.00306.x
We thank the editor (Deborah Lucas) and two anonymous referees for their valuable comments and suggestions. Our paper has benefited from helpful comments from Cliff Ball, Mark Carey, Sandeep Dahiya, Mark Flannery, Edith Hotchkiss, Craig Lewis, Ron Masulis, Manju Puri, Hans Stoll, and the seminar participants at the Western Finance Association annual meeting, the American Economic Association annual meeting, the Bank Structure Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Financial Management Association annual meeting, and at Vanderbilt University. We also thank Steve Rixham, Vice President, Loan Syndications at Wachovia Securities, for helping us understand the institutional features of the syndicated loan market, and Ashish Agarwal, Victoria Ivashina, and Jason Wei for research assistance, and the Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC), the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), and Standard & Poor's (S&P) for providing us data for this study.
- Issue online: 20 MAY 2010
- Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2010
- Received March 26, 2007; and accepted in revised form December 15, 2009.
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