Creator: Boyd, John H. and Graham, Stanley L. Series: Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 398 Abstract:
This study estimates the effects of allowing bank holding companies (BHCs) to enter several lines of financial business not now permitted. A simulation technique is used to estimate the risk and return of hypothetical financial corporations after merger between a BHC and a large firm in each of these industries: securities, real estate, life insurance, property and casualty insurance, and insurance agencies. The study concludes that a merger between a BHC and a life insurance company may decrease the probability of bankruptcy for the merged firm relative to the BHC alone. This result does not hold true, however, for BHC mergers with firms in the other industries. In particular, BHC mergers with securities or real estate firms are found to increase the probability of bankruptcy.
Keyword: Merger, Bankruptcy, Securities, Bank holding companies, Insurance, Bank holding company, Risk, and Real estate Subject (JEL): G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill, G21 - Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages, and G28 - Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation
Creator: Roberds, William Series: Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Research Department) Number: 264 Abstract:
A popular method of investigating the market effects of multibank holding company (MBHC) affiliation involves regression of banks' local market share on a dummy variable for MBHC affiliation. The usefulness of this procedure is called into question by means of a theoretical counterexample.
Keyword: Nonprice competition, Bank holding company, Bank merger, and Multibank holding companies Subject (JEL): G21 - Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages and D40 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design: General