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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Research Seminar - Do companies manage FTSE 100 membership?

Research Seminar

 

 

"Do companies manage FTSE 100 membership?"

 

 

Professor Jo Danbolt, Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets

Director of Postgraduate Studies,

University of Edinburgh Business School

 

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Time: 17:00-18:00, Room A3

Programme Summary
The School of Economics and Business Administration & Legal Studies of the International Hellenic University invites you to the next presentation in the Research Seminar Series.

Professor Jo Danbolt, Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets

at University of Edinburgh Business School will present the topic of “Do companies manage FTSE 100 membership?”

The purpose of the Research Seminar Series is to bring together the academic and business community by presenting contemporary research topics in Finance, Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, among others. Through these seminars, as an international centre of knowledge, innovation and research, at the crossroads of Southern Europe, the IHU attempts to further strengthen its strategic role in academic excellence. Drawing on the experience of outstanding Greek and international academics, working papers are presented on a regular basis, with the aim of establishing a meeting point for active researchers.

Speaker information:

Jo Danbolt jointed the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2012. He holds the Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets. He is a qualified Siviløkonom (which is a Norwegian business qualification), and he holds a BA (Hons) in Business Organisation and a PhD in Finance, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Jo worked as Professor of Finance at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, where he was also Deputy Head of School and Head of Accounting & Finance. He has previously also worked as a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University.

Jo’s teaching experience spans undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, and he has taught in the UK, the Netherlands and Greece. He teaches mainly in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, international financial management, financial analysis, and corporate finance, although he has also taught a wide range of other finance subjects.

Presentation at a glance:

This paper looks at whether companies try to manage their market capitalization through share issues (or reduced share repurchases) so as to get into or remain within the FTSE 100 index. We argue that there are many advantages for firms of being part of the index (not least from attention of tracker funds), and as the rules for membership are clear, do companies try to manage the process so as to get into the index?.

Contact Information:

Dr Stergios Leventis and Dr Fragiskos Archontakis

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Additional Info

  • Event date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016
  • Event time: 17:00
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