Underwriting relationships: Information production costs, underwriting fees, and first mover advantage

Underwriting relationships: Information production costs, underwriting fees, and first mover... We study underwriting relationships in the floating rate debt market, where many issuers have a large number of offerings. We find that frequent issuers maintain close relationship with only three to five underwriters and pay significantly less underwriting fees than infrequent issuers. The findings are consistent with the notion that starting an underwriting relationship requires expenses for information production. We also find that an issuer’s first underwriter has a cost advantage over later-comers in competing for the issuer’s business. As a result, the first underwriter wins a larger share of the issuer’s business. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting Springer Journals

Underwriting relationships: Information production costs, underwriting fees, and first mover advantage

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science + Business Media, LLC
Subject
Finance; Corporate Finance; Accounting/Auditing; Econometrics; Operation Research/Decision Theory
ISSN
0924-865X
eISSN
1573-7179
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11156-006-8796-1
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Abstract

We study underwriting relationships in the floating rate debt market, where many issuers have a large number of offerings. We find that frequent issuers maintain close relationship with only three to five underwriters and pay significantly less underwriting fees than infrequent issuers. The findings are consistent with the notion that starting an underwriting relationship requires expenses for information production. We also find that an issuer’s first underwriter has a cost advantage over later-comers in competing for the issuer’s business. As a result, the first underwriter wins a larger share of the issuer’s business.

Journal

Review of Quantitative Finance and AccountingSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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