Experience in securities litigation in the US suggests that various approaches in the field of financial economics may be applied in the UK. However, it is important to recognise the limitations of these approaches to draw reliable inferences and conclusions in shareholder litigation.
Financial economists routinely use event studies to analyse the effect on share prices of new, publicly released information.
Using hypothetical case examples, authors Ronnie Barnes, Kristin Feitzinger, Greg Leonard, and Shaama Pandya provide a summary of key concepts in financial economics that may be important in the context of shareholder actions in the UK:
- Analyzing stock prices and market efficiency
- Addressing damages and causation
- Assessing investors’ reliance on alleged misrepresentations
This article was published by The World Financial Review in two parts: part one and part two.
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