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THE EX-DIVIDEND DAY STOCK PRICE BEHAVIOR: FTSE 100 of the London Stock Exchange

This report evaluates the ex-dividend stock price behavior in the London Stock Exchange to find out if the share prices really drop by the same amount as the dividend on the ex-dividend day. The test ...

The Real Option Approach applied on Foreign Direct Investment Scenarios

The Real Option Approach (ROA) has been put forth as the answer to the problem of valuing manager flexibility and project risk within the framework of capital budgeting. Within this dissertation the ROA is used ...

Substitutes for insider trading

Trading upon not released, insider, information is an illegal activity. Trading in shares that can be assumed to perform in a similar way based on the same information is legal, and potentially profitable. The goal ...

International Financial Reporting Standards

The purpose of this thesis would be to examine the legal situation regarding the IFRS-transition in Sweden. Sweden includes a close linkage between accounting and taxation, meaning accounting rules have a material effect on taxation. ...

Herding behavior in the Swedish Mutual Fund Industry

This thesis investigates the tendency to herd by 124 Swedish equity mutual funds over the period of 2000 to 2007. By employing the measure developed by Lakonishok et al. (1992) we find strong evidence of ...

Fund manager replacement performance persistence

This thesis will focus on the relation between funds performance and the fund managers. Since there is reason to assume that the manager personally brings an effect to performance, there should also be reason to ...

Shareholder Activism: Can it be an Effective Governance Mechanism?

This paper sets out to examine whether shareholder activism can be an effective governance mechanism, i.e. if it can increase firm performance to the benefit of shareholders. We have based our study on examining and ...

Stress Test: Financial apocalypse

The life insurance business is currently going through a lot of changes. The turmoil in stock markets during the last years has made regulators realize that there is a greater need for risk management and ...

Leasing – Swedish Vs Japanese Retail Firms Project Report

There are many rationales for firms to use leasing as a financing alternative. Today, leasing is a widely used means for asset acquisition and constitutes a considerable part of firms’ total capital investments. In Japan, ...

Pricing of liquidity: Study of the Stockholm Stock Exchange 1901-1919

This paper studies the importance of liquidity in determining security returns. The study is conducted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 1901-1919, a market which at the time suffered from low market turnover. We find out-of-sample ...

Finance Project Reports, Thesis, Financial Management Papers