Funding Constraints and Market Efficiency
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, Ph.D.

Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and Banking, Anderson School of Business, UCLA

Chair: Richard Peterson

This event is sponsored by the Applied Behavioral Finance Group (ABFG).  The mission of ABFG Los Angeles is "To identify, evaluate, and disseminate information and activities in the field of behavioral finance.  Our objective is to enhance collaboration between research and practitioners in order to produce practical applications of value for investors and professionals who serve them."

We explore the premise that the degree of market efficiency changes dynamically as investment funds face time-varying funding constraints to arbitrage capital. We show that the returns to a composite long-short hedge strategy that encompasses relative value, momentum, short-run reversals, and accounting profitability, are higher when past returns to the strategy are low, and past volatility is high, which is when fund managers are particularly likely to be impeded in attracting funds. Furthermore, returns to the strategy also are higher when there are net outflows from funds that load heavily on the returns to the composite strategy. Our results support the notion that the efficiency of stock pricing is not a static concept but varies across time as agents face time varying constraints on arbitrage capital.

Registration Links
CFALA Members: $20.00 (place cursor on amount for link)
Student Discount: $30.00 (Valid Student ID required at the event)
Non-members: $50.00 (place cursor on amount for link)

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Lunch

Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles  
                  506 South Grand Avenue
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607

Parking: Hotel Valet Parking: $20.00
                 Self-Parking at AT&T Center (611 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 -
                  Driveway just South of Hilton's Checkers Hotel): $9.35

Dress Code: Business Casual


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