Research into possible insider trading activities before mergers and acquisitions

Prof. Patrick Augustin

Prof. Patrick Augustin

An Interview with Prof. Patrick Augustin from McGill University in Montreal about his research into insider trading activities. In an award-winning 2014 Paper he looked into possible insider trading activities before merger and acquisitions in the US. In order to investigate the issue, he and his co-authors carefully looked into options trading activities in the days surrounding the merger or acquisition announcement. I spoke to him about that paper and his findings.

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Correction: During the podcast I mention Prof Augustin being from Sweden. That is incorrect, he is from Luxembourg, but he studied in Sweden. My apologies.

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Prof. Augustin at McGill University

Link to the paper

Co-Authors:

Prof. Menachem Brenner

Prof. Marti G. Subrahmanyam

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