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Professor Augustin receives 2014 TCFA Best Paper Award

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:07

Professor Patrick Augustin has been selected to receive a 2014 Best Paper Award by the Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) for his paper, entitled “Informed Options Trading prior to M&A Announcements: Insider Trading?” The paper will be presented at the Best Paper Symposium on October 31 in New York City. The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) was founded in the U.S.

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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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Professor Augustin wins 2014 FNR Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis

Tue, 2014-07-15 17:45

Professor Patrick Augustin has won the 2014 FNR Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis 2014 given by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) for his thesis entitled, “Essays on Sovereign Credit Risk and Credit Default Swap Spreads.” The FNR provides funding for all branches of science and the humanities with an emphasis on strategically aligned research domains.

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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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Es más probable que rechace las jerarquías si no se siente atractivo

Tue, 2014-07-15 16:47

Harvard Business Review. Cuando las personas creen que son atractivas consideran que tienen una clase social más alta y su percepción hacia la desigualdad es más favorable, señala un estudio.

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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.

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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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