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Study: Lots of suspicious trading, but not many convictions

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:28

According to a new study, insider trading often occurs during merger and acquisitions and is rarely punished. BNN takes a closer look with one of the report's co-authors, Patrick Augustin, Assistant Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. 

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Rampant insider trading rarely leads to prosecution, says study

Tue, 2014-07-15 16:57

Insider trading continues to be “pervasive” before merger and acquisition deals but rarely leads to prosecutions, according to an analysis of unusual trading patterns by a team of professors in Canada and the United States.

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Hillshire Options Bring in the Bacon

Tue, 2014-07-08 13:22

Bullish options bets on Hillshire Brands Co. stand to deliver millions of dollars in profits to one or more traders who correctly wagered in recent weeks that the company's stock would surge.

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The problem with insider obsession

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:41

If investors needed another reason to distrust the stock market, here’s a doozy. A study by a trio of researchers in the U.S. and Canada into insider trading found that one-quarter of the big merger and acquisition (M&A) deals over a 15-year period—roughly 460 transactions in total—may have seen people profiting on information before it was public.

Source Site: /desautels

Are all insiders rogue traders?

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:37

Insider trading is a topic of intense public debate these days, but this debate must be framed in the context of a clear, objective definition of informed versus insider trading.

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Die meisten Insiderhandler kommen davon

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:10

Ofter als gedacht wird illegal ve rsucht, vertrauliche Kenntnisse an der Borse zu versilbern.

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Study Asserts Startling Numbers of Insider Trading Rogues

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:59

There is often a tip. Before many big mergers and acquisitions, word leaks out to select investors who seek to covertly trade on the information. Stocks and options move in unusual ways that aren’t immediately clear. Then news of the deals crosses the ticker, surprising everyone except for those already in the know. Sometimes the investor is found out and is prosecuted, sometimes not.

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Two Groundbreaking Academic Mergers & Acquisitions Studies Win IRRC Institute Investor Research Award at Millstein Governance Forum

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:31

Two academic research papers that promise to spark new scrutiny of corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions have won the prestigious Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) annual investor research competition that focuses on the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. The winning research teams will be presented with a $10,000 award for each paper:

Source Site: /desautels