Risk Aversion, Transparency, and Market Performance
AbstractUsing a model of market making with inventories based on Biais (1993), we find that investors obtain more favorable execution prices, and they hence invest more, when markets are fragmented. In our model, risk-averse dealers use less aggressive price strategies in more transparent markets (centralized) because quote dissemination alleviates uncertainty about the prices quoted by other dealers and, hence, reduces the need to compete aggressively for order flow. Further, we show that the move toward greater transparency (centralization) may have detrimental effects on liquidity and welfare.
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- M. Ángeles de Frutos & Carolina Manzano, 2002. "Risk Aversion, Transparency, and Market Performance," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 57(2), pages 959-984, 04.
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