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Market liquidity and stock size premia in emerging financial markets

Market liquidity and stock size premia in emerging financial markets
Market liquidity and stock size premia in emerging financial markets

This paper estimates the cost of equity in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco as well as the UK. Active investor participation in emerging markets is contingent on solid regulation and corporate governance that provide transparency in information and equity prices. Costs of equity, taking account of firm size and illiquidity, enable comparison of transactions costs between markets. The evidence suggests a clear distinction between markets with different levels of regulation and corporate governance. The UK and South Africa have the lowest cost of equity followed by Egypt and Morocco and then Kenya, where the fledgling AIMS market has the highest value.

Africa, Capital asset pricing model, Emerging financial markets, Liquidity
1752-0843
75-101
Hearn, Bruce
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Piesse, Jenifer
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Strange, Roger
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Hearn, Bruce
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Piesse, Jenifer
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Strange, Roger
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Hearn, Bruce, Piesse, Jenifer and Strange, Roger (2010) Market liquidity and stock size premia in emerging financial markets. Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, 3 (1), 75-101. (doi:10.1080/17520840903076473).

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This paper estimates the cost of equity in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco as well as the UK. Active investor participation in emerging markets is contingent on solid regulation and corporate governance that provide transparency in information and equity prices. Costs of equity, taking account of firm size and illiquidity, enable comparison of transactions costs between markets. The evidence suggests a clear distinction between markets with different levels of regulation and corporate governance. The UK and South Africa have the lowest cost of equity followed by Egypt and Morocco and then Kenya, where the fledgling AIMS market has the highest value.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 April 2009
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 March 2010
Published date: March 2010
Keywords: Africa, Capital asset pricing model, Emerging financial markets, Liquidity

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Local EPrints ID: 423422
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/423422
ISSN: 1752-0843
PURE UUID: e8155459-a048-40ee-a0a8-58e3dec43fbc
ORCID for Bruce Hearn: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9767-0198

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2018 16:30
Last modified: 10 Jan 2022 03:15

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Author: Bruce Hearn ORCID iD
Author: Jenifer Piesse
Author: Roger Strange

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