Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Market liquidity after the financial crisis
This paper examines market liquidity in the post-crisis era in light of concerns that regulatory changes might have reduced dealers’ ability and willingness to make markets. We begin with a discussion of the broader trading environment, including an overview of regulations and their potential effects on dealer balance sheets and market making, but also considering additional drivers of market liquidity. We document a stagnation of dealer balance sheets after the financial crisis of 2007-09, which occurred concurrently with dealer balance sheet deleveraging. However, using high-frequency trade and quote data for U.S. Treasury securities and corporate bonds, we find only limited evidence of a deterioration in market liquidity.
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Tobias Adrian & Michael J. Fleming & Or Shachar & Erik Vogt, Market liquidity after the financial crisis, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Staff Reports 796, 19 Oct 2016, revised 01 Jun 2017.
Note: An earlier version of this paper circulated in May 2015 under the title “Vol-of-Vol and Market Making.”
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
Keywords: liquidity; market making; Treasury market; corporate bonds; regulation
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