Key Factors Affecting Internationally Active Banks' Decisions to Participate in Loan Syndications

Yener Altunbas, Blaise Gadanecz, Alper Kara

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The impact of banks’ financial characteristics on their decisions to participate in loan syndications is assessed. From the analysis, it appears that poorly performing banks tend, on average, to be more involved in syndications. Policymakers should perhaps monitor more closely the concentration of credit risk associated with syndicated loans held on the books of under-performing banks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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