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Mimicking insider trades

Mimicking insider trades

Neupane, Biwesh ORCID: 0000-0001-7918-0259, Thapa, Chandra, Marshall, Andrew and Neupane, Suman (2021) Mimicking insider trades. Journal of Corporate Finance, 68:101940. pp. 1-77. ISSN 0929-1199 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2021.101940)

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Abstract

We examine whether outside investors mimic insider trades by analyzing the daily transactions of foreign institutional investors (FII) in the Indian emerging market. We find that the value relevance of insiders' opportunistic buy trades is much higher in our context relative to that reported for developed markets. More importantly, we find that FII mimic opportunistic buy trades, which is more pronounced for firms that are informationally more opaque or have lower corporate governance quality. A long-short strategy based on FII's transactions after opportunistic trades generates an additional abnormal return of approximately 29% annually, compared to transactions based on routines trades.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign institutional investors, information asymmetry, mimicking, opportunistic insider trades, routine insider trades
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 16:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/32120

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