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An empirical study of the cross market efficiency of the index options market: A case study from the Italian derivatives market (2020)
Journal Article
Hudson, R., & El Kalak, I. (2020). An empirical study of the cross market efficiency of the index options market: A case study from the Italian derivatives market. Review of accounting & finance, https://doi.org/10.1108/RAF-11-2016-0184

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This study aims to examine the cross-market efficiency of the FTSE/MIB index options contracts traded on the Italian derivatives market (IDEM) during a period including the financial crisis between 1st Oct... Read More about An empirical study of the cross market efficiency of the index options market: A case study from the Italian derivatives market.

The effects of ownership structure, sub-optimal cash holdings and investment inefficiency on dividend policy: evidence from Indonesia (2019)
Journal Article
Moin, A., Guney, Y., & El Kalak, I. (2020). The effects of ownership structure, sub-optimal cash holdings and investment inefficiency on dividend policy: evidence from Indonesia. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11156-019-00862-z

We investigate how a firm's decision to hold excessive cash or to overinvest could influence its dividend payout policy in Indonesia. Additionally, we examine the association between corporate ownership structure and cash dividends. Using a data set... Read More about The effects of ownership structure, sub-optimal cash holdings and investment inefficiency on dividend policy: evidence from Indonesia.

Reviewing the hedge funds literature II: Hedge funds' returns and risk management characteristics (2016)
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El Kalak, I., Azevedo, A., & Hudson, R. (2016). Reviewing the hedge funds literature II: Hedge funds' returns and risk management characteristics. International review of financial analysis, 48, 55-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2016.09.006

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. This paper summarizes the literature on hedge funds (HFs) developed over the last two decades, particularly that which relates to risk management characteristics (a companion piece investigates the managerial characteristics of H... Read More about Reviewing the hedge funds literature II: Hedge funds' returns and risk management characteristics.

Reviewing the hedge funds literature I: Hedge funds and hedge funds' managerial characteristics (2016)
Journal Article
El Kalak, I., Azevedo, A., & Hudson, R. (2016). Reviewing the hedge funds literature I: Hedge funds and hedge funds' managerial characteristics. International review of financial analysis, 48, 85-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2016.09.008

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. This paper summarizes the literature on hedge funds (HFs) developed over the last two decades, particularly that which relates to managerial characteristics (a companion piece covers the return and risk management characteristics... Read More about Reviewing the hedge funds literature I: Hedge funds and hedge funds' managerial characteristics.

The effect of size on the failure probabilities of SMEs : an empirical study on the US market using discrete hazard model (2015)
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El Kalak, I., & Hudson, R. (2016). The effect of size on the failure probabilities of SMEs : an empirical study on the US market using discrete hazard model. International review of financial analysis, 43(January), 135-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2015.11.009

This paper investigates the extent to which the size affects the SME probabilities of bankruptcy. Using a dataset of (11,117) US non-financial firms, of which (465) filed for insolvency under chapters 7/11 between 1980 and 2013. We forecast the bankr... Read More about The effect of size on the failure probabilities of SMEs : an empirical study on the US market using discrete hazard model.