Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The liquidity service of benchmark securities

Yuan, Kathy (2005) The liquidity service of benchmark securities. Journal of the European Economic Association, 3 (5). pp. 1156-1180. ISSN 1542-4774

Full text not available from this repository.
Identification Number: 10.1162/1542476054729428


We demonstrate that benchmark securities allow heterogeneously informed investors to create trading strategies that are perfectly aligned with their signals. Investors who are informed about security-specific risks but uninformed about systematic risks can take an offsetting position in benchmark securities to eliminate exposure to adverse selection in systematic risks, while investors who are informed about systematic risks but uninformed about security-specific risks can trade systematic risks exclusively using benchmark securities. We further show that introduction of benchmark securities encourages more investors to acquire both security-specific and systematic-factor information, which leads to increased liquidity and price informativeness for all individual securities.

Item Type: Article
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2005 European Economic Association
Divisions: Finance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G10 - General
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G12 - Asset Pricing; Trading volume; Bond Interest Rates
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G14 - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 15:23
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 20:30

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item