Credit default swaps and firms' financing policies

Kathleen P. Fuller, Serhat Yildiz, Yurtsev Uymaz

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This paper examines the impact of credit default swaps (CDS) on firms' financing and trade credit policies. Our results indicate firms with CDS trading on their debt increase their equity issuances. Further, firms with CDS trading on their debt and high levels of long-term debt issuances decrease their debt financing. Total and idiosyncratic risks are also higher for firms with CDS trading on their debt. These firms pay their suppliers and collect from their customers quicker. Thus, the impacts of the CDS market are not limited to the borrowing firms but also affect economically connected firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Corporate Finance
Early online date19 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • Credit default swaps
  • Capital structure
  • Trade credit

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