Franz Hinzen


I am a PhD Candidate in Finance at NYU Stern.

This summer, I will join the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as an assistant professor in the Finance Group.

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests
Financial Intermediation, Banking, Corporate Finance, FinTech, Blockchain Economics

Job Market Paper
Nonbank Market Power in Leveraged Lending

Abstract: Banks finance their lending to risky firms by selling these loans to nonbank financial institutions. Among these nonbanks, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) provide the bulk of funds. I show that CLO managers have significant market power, which enables them to extract lender-friendly loan terms. Their market power results from switching costs faced by the bank. One source of switching costs is information asymmetries across CLO managers that arise during underwriting. To identify my results, I construct a new instrument using novel data on mergers in the CLO industry. I provide the first analysis of these mergers and their determinants.

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