Corporate Risk Management and Dividend Signaling Theory
AbstractThis paper investigates the effect of corporate risk management on dividend policy. We extend the signaling framework of Bhattacharya (1979) by including the possibility of hedging the future cash flow. We find that the higher the hedging level, the lower the incremental dividend. This result is in line with the purpoted positive relation between information asymmetry and dividend policy (e.g., Miller and Rock, 1985) and the assertion that risk management alleviates the information asymmetry problem (e.g., DaDalt et al., 2002). Our theoretical model has testable implications.
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Date of creation: 2010
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Signaling theory; Dividend policy; Risk management policy; Corporate hedging; Information asymmetry;
Other versions of this item:
- Dionne, Georges & Ouederni, Karima, 2011. "Corporate risk management and dividend signaling theory," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 8(4), pages 188-195.
- G35 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Payout Policy
- G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-02-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2010-02-27 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CFN-2010-02-27 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-CTA-2010-02-27 (Contract Theory & Applications)
- NEP-RMG-2010-02-27 (Risk Management)
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