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Institutional block-holdings of UK firms: do corporate governance mechanisms matter?

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  • Arif Khurshed
  • Stephen Lin
  • Mingzhu Wang

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Using a sample of UK firms, we find that institutional block-holding is negatively associated with directors' ownership and is positively associated with board composition, suggesting that institutional block-holders regard directors' ownership and board composition as substitute and complementary control mechanisms, respectively. We also show that UK institutional block-holders prefer smaller firms and firms with a shorter listing history. The presence of institutional block-holders is associated with smaller boards and lower trading liquidity. Finally, our results indicate that the investment preference of UK institutional block-holders varies with the level of their shareholding.

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  • Arif Khurshed & Stephen Lin & Mingzhu Wang, 2011. "Institutional block-holdings of UK firms: do corporate governance mechanisms matter?," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(2), pages 133-152.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjfi:v:17:y:2011:i:2:p:133-152
    DOI: 10.1080/13518471003638658
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    1. Alves, Paulo & Couto, Eduardo Barbosa & Francisco, Paulo Morais, 2016. "Executive pay and performance in Portuguese listed companies," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 184-195.
    2. Elsayed, Khaled & Wahba, Hayam, 2013. "Reinvestigating the relationship between ownership structure and inventory management: A corporate governanceperspective," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 143(1), pages 207-218.
    3. Chien Mu Yeh, 2020. "The influence of foreign institutional investors, institutional directors, and the share pledge ratio of directors on financial performance of tourism firms," Tourism Economics, , vol. 26(1), pages 179-201, February.
    4. Carlos F. Alves & João Vaz Nunes & Ana Paula Serra, 2014. "Analysis of European Equity Funds Preferences for Stock Characteristics," FEP Working Papers 533, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    5. Abdioglu, Nida & Khurshed, Arif & Stathopoulos, Konstantinos, 2013. "Foreign institutional investment: Is governance quality at home important?," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 916-940.

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