Title: CoCo Bonds With Extension Risk
Authors: De Spiegeleer, Jan ×
Schoutens, Wim #
Issue Date: 22-May-2014
Publisher: Wiley
Series Title: Wilmott Magazine vol:2014 issue:71 pages:78-91
Abstract: This article provides an in-depth analysis of the pricing and structuring of contingent convertibles (CoCos) with extension risk. Under the new regulatory Basel III framework, CoCo bonds can be categorized as either belonging to the Additional Tier 1 or Tier 2 capital category. The Tier 1 CoCo bonds have cancellable coupons and do not have a predefined maturity. In addition, they contain no incentive, such as a coupon step-up, for the issuer to redeem at the first call date. This is in sharp contrast to the old-style hybrid bonds issued by financial institution before the 2008 financial crisis. At that time, banks issued callable bonds with a coupon-step up after the first call date. These bonds were categorized as additional Tier 1 and their step-up feature reduced the probability that the bank skipped the call and kept the bond alive. The existence of the coupon step up was considered by many practitioners to be a justification to categorize those bonds as fixed maturity bonds that expire on the first call date. The fact that coupon step-ups are no longer allowed in the new regulatory framework forces us to think differently when dealing with Tier 1 bonds. We explain how to integrate this extension risk into a valuation method for CoCo bonds.
ISSN: 1540-6962
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
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