The term structure of yield curve and connectedness among ESG investments
Source of Publication
Research in International Business and Finance
We examine the connectedness of different components of the US treasury's term structure with ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) leader indices regarding return and volatility. The EMU (Economic and Monetary Union) and the UK lie at the center of the network. The connectedness is time-varying and versatile regarding return- and volatility spillovers and various components of the US treasury yield curve. The long-term rates influence returns, whereas the short- and medium-term are dominant regarding volatility spillovers. Interestingly, both return- and volatility spillovers from the yield curve components change behaviors/directions during the GFC and COVID-19. Importantly, long-term interest rates are significant shock transmitters during times of stress. Our findings have implications for ESG investors, who should keep in mind the shape of the yield curve while making portfolio choices and investment-horizon decisions.
Connectedness, Crisis periods, ESG leader indices, Long- and short-run, Return and volatility, US term structure of interest rates
Iqbal, Najaf; Umar, Zaghum; Ruman, Asif M.; and Jiang, Shaohua, "The term structure of yield curve and connectedness among ESG investments" (2024). All Works. 6189.
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