The Microfinance Collateralized Debt Obligation: A Modern Robin Hood?
- H. N. E. Bystrm (2008). World Development, 2109-2126
- Abstract: The aim of this paper is to highlight a potentially very fruitful link between micro-entrepreneurs and international capital markets. It discusses the role structured finance and credit derivatives could play in extending finance to micro-entrepreneurs on a much larger scale than today's mainly non-commercial microfinance industry. The mechanisms of so-called collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) are described and extended to the microfinance world. Finally, a hypothetical, but realistic, example of such a microfinance CDO (MiCDO) is used to discuss the implications of securitization and tranching of microcredits. 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Theme: Finance
- Keywords: Asia, China, collateralized debt obligation, commercial microfinance, MiCDO, structured finance, capital market, debt, entrepreneur, financial system, microfinance, Eurasia, Far East
- Reference type: Journal Article
- Geographic location: International