Essays about: "Equity"

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  1. 1. Performance Evaluation of Small- and Large-cap stocks - The importance of size effects on the Swedish equity market

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik

    Author : Andreas Carlsson; Erik Hulth; [2019-02-20]
    Keywords : Performance Evaluation; Asset pricing; Size Effect; Sharpe Ratio; Treynor ratio; Jensen´s alpha; Risk-Adjusted Returns; Fama-French Three-Factor Model; Carhart Four-Factor Model; Multi-factor models; Single-factor model;

    Abstract : This Bachelor´s thesis investigated the performance of small-cap stocks and large-cap stocks on the Swedish equity market (NASDAQ OMX) over the years 2011 to 2016. A number of studies focused on asset pricing have during the last decades indicated that the original Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is misspecified and has limited power to explain cross-sectional and temporal variations in expected equity returns. READ MORE

  2. 2. Systemic risk and the market-to-book value of banks' equity

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för finansiell ekonomi

    Author : Florian Moritz Meier; Yuqing Meng; [2019]
    Keywords : Banks; Financial Crisis; Government Guarantees; Market-to-book Value; Risk;

    Abstract : The goal of this thesis is to investigate whether market participants considered possible government guarantees when valuing banks' equity before the recent financial crisis and to what extent the market value of banks' equity is useful to estimate their exposure to systemic risk. Using a theoretical approach, we first present our argument that anticipated government guarantees in case of a systemic breakdown lead to financing costs of debt being independent from a bank's exposure to systemic risk. READ MORE

  3. 3. CSR disclosure and decision usefulness - are firms aware of what information users find as useful? A study investigating the dichotomy in perceptions between reporters and users

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för redovisning och finansiering

    Author : Naosil Hanna; Oscar Bjurviken; [2019]
    Keywords : CSR; Sell-side equity analysts; Equity valuation; Investment relations;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the identified research gap concerning the area of sell-side equity analysts' informational needs and preferences, relating to the relevance and usefulness of the informational value in CSR disclosure. An exploratory, qualitative study has been made to investigate the dichotomy in perceptions between reporters and users. READ MORE

  4. 4. Evaluating the Viability of Merger Arbitrage in Nordic Equities

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen; Uppsala universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Victor Hansen; Erik Lindholm-Röjestål; [2019]
    Keywords : Merger arbitrage; Nordic equity market; Mergers Acquisitions; Risk arbitrage; Cash mergers;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to examine whether a merger arbitrage strategy is able to generate market neutral alpha in the Nordic region. Similar studies of merger arbitrage strategies in both the US and Australian market find market neutral alpha. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Rise of Populism: Effect on National Stock Market Returns and Volatility

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för finansiell ekonomi

    Author : Gabriella Bergström; Felix Orth; [2019]
    Keywords : Populism; Equity Returns; Volatility; Europe;

    Abstract : This paper investigates whether the increase in electoral success of populist extreme parties has an impact on short-term equity market returns and volatility by looking at a sample of 192 European elections. Using a cross-national regression methodology, we find that a large change in the share of seats in the national parliament held by populist extreme parties has a negative impact on national equity market returns. READ MORE