René Garcia

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Staff Working Papers

Funding Liquidity, Market Liquidity and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns

Staff Working Paper 2015-12 Jean-Sébastien Fontaine, René Garcia, Sermin Gungor
Following theory, we check that funding risk connects illiquidity, volatility and returns in the cross-section of stocks. We show that the illiquidity and volatility of stocks increase with funding shocks, while contemporaneous returns decrease with funding shocks.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Asset pricing, Financial markets JEL Code(s): E, E4, E43, H, H1, H12

Bond Liquidity Premia

Staff Working Paper 2009-28 Jean-Sébastien Fontaine, René Garcia
Recent asset pricing models of limits to arbitrage emphasize the role of funding conditions faced by financial intermediaries. In the US, the repo market is the key funding market. Then, the premium of on-the-run U.S. Treasury bonds should share a common component with risk premia in other markets.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Financial markets, Financial stability JEL Code(s): E, E4, E43, H, H1, H12

The Stochastic Discount Factor: Extending the Volatility Bound and a New Approach to Portfolio Selection with Higher-Order Moments

Staff Working Paper 2005-2 Fousseni Chabi-Yo, René Garcia, Eric Renault
The authors extend the well-known Hansen and Jagannathan (HJ) volatility bound. HJ characterize the lower bound on the volatility of any admissible stochastic discount factor (SDF) that prices correctly a set of primitive asset returns.

Modelling Risk Premiums in Equity and Foreign Exchange Markets

Staff Working Paper 2000-9 René Garcia, Maral Kichian
The observed predictability of excess returns in equity and foreign exchange markets has largely been attributed to the presence of time-varying risk premiums in these markets. For example, excess equity returns were found to be explained by various financial and economic variables.

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Journal Publications

Other Publications

  • “The Option CAPM and the Performance of Hedge Funds.”
    (with A. Diez de los Rios), Review of Derivatives Research 14: 137-167, 2011.
  • “Assessing and Valuing the Non-Linear Structure of Hedge Fund Returns.”
    (with A. Diez de los Rios), Journal of Applied Econometrics 26 (2): 193–212, 2011.