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Title: Brexit referendum and the UK securitization market
Authors: Kara, A
Karimov, N
Nguyen, AP
Keywords: securitization;Brexit referendum;United Kingdom;ABS/MBS pricing
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2020
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Citation: Kara, A., Karimov, N. and Nguyen, A.P. (2021) 'Brexit referendum and the UK securitization market', Applied Economics Letters, 28 (13), pp. 1092 - 1097. doi: 10.1080/13504851.2020.1798340.
Abstract: We examined the perceived risk of Brexit referendum (BR) in the United Kingdom (UK) securitization market, using 1,021 securitized bonds issued between 2011 and 2018. We find an unexpected negative relationship between the BR outcome and the initial yield spreads of asset-backed securities (ABS), even after accounting for the downward-adjusted credit ratings in the post-BR period. We do not observe this effect on mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Our findings imply that investors diversified into ABS bonds under uncertainty in the post-BR period.
Description: JEL Classification:: G21; G28.
ISSN: 1350-4851
Other Identifiers: ORCID iD: Alper Kara
Appears in Collections:Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers

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