Cross-Listed Bonds, Information Asymmetry, and Conservatism in Credit Ratings

Yigit Atilgan, Aloke Ghosh, Meng Yan, Jieying Zhang

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We propose information asymmetry as an additional explanation for rating conservatism. Because information asymmetry is likely higher for cross-listed bonds than for U.S. bonds, we expect and find that cross-listed bonds are rated more conservatively than U.S. domestic bonds at issuance. Further, cross-listed bonds receive less frequent upgrades and take longer to be upgraded after issuance. Because lower ratings might also reflect higher default risk based on agencies' private information, we conduct additional tests to discriminate between the rating conservatism and private information explanations. The results are consistent with ratings conservatism and inconsistent with the private information explanation.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftJournal of Money, Credit and Banking
Volym47
Utgåva5
Sidor (från-till)897-929
Antal sidor33
ISSN0022-2879
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 28.07.2015
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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