Is There a Novelty Premium on New Financial Instruments? The Argentine Experience with GDP-Indexed Warrants

 
Author/Editor: Costa, Alejo ; Chamon, Marcos ; Ricci, Luca Antonio
 
Publication Date: April 01, 2008
 
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Summary: This paper examines the Argentine experience with GDP-indexed warrants in order to gauge the existence of a novelty premium on new financial instruments. It develops a Monte Carlo pricing exercise to calculate the expected net present value of payments, on the basis of various forecast assumptions. The results show that the residual premium paid by these warrants over standard bonds declined significantly by about 600 basis points between December 2005 and July 2007. This suggests that financial innovation may be associated with premia, which decay reasonably fast.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 08/109
Subject(s): Financial instruments | Argentina | Bonds | Insurance | Economic models

Author's Keyword(s): GDP-indexed bonds | country insurance | financial development | premium
 
English
Publication Date: April 01, 2008
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2008109 Pages: 40
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