Liquidity and Counterparty Risks Tradeoff in Money Market Networks

C.E. Leon Rincon, M. Sarmiento

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Abstract

We examine how liquidity is exchanged in different types of Colombian money market networks (i.e. secured, unsecured, and central bank’s repo networks). Our examination first measures and analyzes the centralization of money market networks. Afterwards, based on a simple network optimization problem between financial institutions’ mutual distances and number of connections, we examine the tradeoff between liquidity risk and counterparty risk. Empirical evidence suggests that different types of money market networks diverge in their centralization, and in how they balance counterparty risk and liquidity risk. We confirm an inverse and significant relation between counterparty risk and liquidity risk, which differs across markets in an intuitive manner. We find evidence of liquidity cross-underinsurance in secured and unsecured money markets, but they differ in their nature. Central bank’s role in mitigating liquidity risk is also supported by our results.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherCentER, Center for Economic Research
Number of pages37
Volume2016-017
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2016

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2016-017

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Liquidity risk
Counterparty risk
Trade-offs
Money market
Centralization
Central bank
Liquidity
Optimization problem
Empirical evidence
Financial institutions
Network optimization

Keywords

  • liquidity risk
  • counterparty risk
  • network
  • centralization
  • money market

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Leon Rincon, C. E., & Sarmiento, M. (2016). Liquidity and Counterparty Risks Tradeoff in Money Market Networks. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2016-017). Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Leon Rincon, C.E. ; Sarmiento, M. / Liquidity and Counterparty Risks Tradeoff in Money Market Networks. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2016. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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Liquidity and Counterparty Risks Tradeoff in Money Market Networks. / Leon Rincon, C.E.; Sarmiento, M.

Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2016. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2016-017).

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Leon Rincon CE, Sarmiento M. Liquidity and Counterparty Risks Tradeoff in Money Market Networks. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 2016 Apr 20. (CentER Discussion Paper).