Banking

Working Paper

01 March 2006

Hedge Funds, Insiders, and the Decoupling of Economic and Voting Ownership: Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership

Most U.S. public companies have a single class of voting common shares: voting power is proportional to economic ownership. Linking votes to shares is often thought to be desirable, because, as residual claimants, shareholders have an...

Bernard Black | T. C. Hu
01 September 2008

Do Cultural Differences Between Contracting Parties Matter? Evidence from Syndicated Bank Loans

We investigate whether cultural differences between professional decision-makers affect financial contracts in a large dataset of international syndicated bank loans. We find that more culturally distant lead banks offer...

Mariassunta Giannetti | Yishay Yafeh
01 October 2005

'Lending by Example': Direct and Indirect Effects of Foreign Banks in Emerging Markets

Using a novel dataset that allows us to trace the bank relationships of a sample of mostly unlisted firms, we explore which borrowers are able to benefit from foreign bank presence in emerging markets. Our results suggest that the limits...

Mariassunta Giannetti | Steven Ongena

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