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More Corporate Actions, More Insider Trading?

Thu, 2015-04-02 11:57

Authors: Patrick Augustin, Jianfeng Hu, Menachem Brenner and Marti Subrahmanyam

Publication: The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

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Insider Trading Investigators Have a Blind Spot

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:31

Over the past year, a record 266 companies have spun off divisions in a trend bankers are calling “Spinmania.” If history is any guide, about 35 of those deals will have leaked undetected to inside traders.

A new study by a team of finance professors suggests one in eight corporate spinoffs and divestments in the U.S. between 1996 and the end of 2013 was preceded by suspicious trading in options markets. The Securities and Exchange Commission hasn’t brought a single case relating to such trading then or since, according to the report, due to be published later this month. 

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Credit default swaps: A survey

Tue, 2015-01-06 16:28

Authors: Augustin, P., Subrahmanyam, M.G., Tang, D.Y., Wang, S.Q.

Publication: Foundations and Trends in Finance

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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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