We examine the impact of fluctuations in investor demand for convertible securities on convertible bond issue volumes, pricing, and design. We find evidence of a positive impact of investor demand proxies on convertible bond issue volumes. We also document significantly lower convertible bond underpricing in periods with higher investor demand. The results hold in a variety of specifications, and are robust to controlling for firm-specific and macroeconomic financing cost proxies. However, we obtain only limited evidence that issuers adjust the design of their convertible bond offerings in response to investor demand.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-053X.2012.01222.x, hdl.handle.net/1765/76270
Journal Financial Management
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de Jong, A, Duca, E, & Dutordoir, M.D.R.P. (2013). Do Convertible Bond Issuers Cater to Investor Demand?. Financial Management, 42(1), 41–78. doi:10.1111/j.1755-053X.2012.01222.x