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Misconduct can devastate the value of an investment. A recent study on the pervasiveness and scope of corporate fraud by Alexander Dyck, professor of finance and economic analysis at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, found securities fraud by U.S. companies costs investors about US$830 billion each year. For Canadian institutional investors, participating […]

Do foreign institutional investors deter insider trading?

In countries with weak law enforcement, what other market forces can help curb insider trading? A new working paper found the presence of foreign institutional investors can significantly reduce insider trading profitability, beyond the effect of domestic institutional ownership. This hypothesis is based on the reasoning that foreign institutional investors tend to come from home […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • September 26, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 08:41

Winner of the Canadian Investment Review Research Award