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The market impact of the financial services modernization act of 1999: Differences between life insurers and property-liability insurers
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  • David C. Marlett
  • Carl J. Pacini
  • William A. Hillison
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Carl J. Pacini
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2003
Date Issued
January 2003
Date Available
March 2014
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Abstract
Recent research has examined the effect of the passage of the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, more commonly known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, on the market value of insurers, commercial banks, securities firms, thrifts, and finance companies. This study differs from previous research in that it examines life insurers and property-liability insurers as separate industries rather than treating them as a single industry. This study also analyzes trading volume in addition to share price reactions. Finally, this study features two variables in a cross-sectional analysis of insurer stock returns not considered in prior research. Using a generalized least squares portfolio approach and Corrado's rank statistic, we find significant share price reactions to certain legislative announcements surrounding the passage of the GLB. Trading volume reactions corroborate the significant share price reactions. Our results indicate that life insurers and property-liability insurers reacted differently to enactment of the GLB. Smaller life insurers with high liquidity and high leverage had the most positive (or least negative) share price reactions of all insurers.
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Citation only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Insurance Issues, 26(2), 69-92. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Western Risk and Insurance Association
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Marlett, D., Pacini, C., & Hillison, W. (2003). The market impact of the financial services modernization act of 1999: Differences between life insurers and property-liability insurers. Journal of Insurance Issues, 26(2), 69-92.