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How Insiders Traded before Rules

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  • Braggion, F.
  • Moore, L.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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Abstract: U.K. company insiders, such as directors, were legally allowed to trade in the shares of their own companies up until the Companies Act of 1980. We investigate the trading behaviour of directors over the period 1893 to 1907 in the U.K. Although insider trading was profitable, we find relatively few instances of directors who exploited their informational advantage.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2012-007.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2012007

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Keywords: Corporate Governance; Insider Trading; London Stock Exchange;

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  1. Burhop, Carsten & Chambers, David & Cheffins, Brian, 2014. "Regulating IPOs: Evidence from going public in London, 1900–1913," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 60-76.

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