Newcastle University Business School

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Director networks and insider trading

A Behavioural Research in Finance research seminar

Date/Time: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 13.00-13.30

Venue: Room 1.04, Newcastle University Business School

Speaker: Dr Yang Zhao

With a unique dataset on insider trading activities in the UK market, we show how director networks between companies affect the directors' share trading behaviour. We map the director network based on current and past directorships. We investigate the frequency, profitability and other characteristics of insider trading on the transaction level as well as on the director level (aggregated).

About the speaker:

Yang's research examines the role of corporate governance and director networks on corporate decisions, including CEO compensation, insider trading and takeovers.