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Canadian Business Trusts: A New Organizational Structure


  • Paul Halpern
  • Oyvind Norli


The focus of this paper is a subset of income trusts called business trusts, a Canadian financial innovation that has experienced remarkable success in the Canadian market, but not in the U.S. At theendof2005, there were more than 170 business trusts (most of them in Canada, but a handful in the U.S.) with an aggregate market value of over $90 billion. 2006 Morgan Stanley.

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  • Paul Halpern & Oyvind Norli, 2006. "Canadian Business Trusts: A New Organizational Structure," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley, vol. 18(3), pages 66-75.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jacrfn:v:18:y:2006:i:3:p:66-75

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