DP13535 | The Long and Short of It: The Post-Crisis Corporate CDS Market

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The 2007-2009 financial crisis highlighted the vulnerability of financial institutions linked by a complex web of credit default swap (CDS) contracts, sparking a wave of regulatory changes to the structure of the market. In this paper, we provide broad evidence on the evolution of the CDS market in the post-crisis period, document the properties of participants’ exposures to corporate CDS over time, and study the differential pricing of transactions between different types of counterparties.