Listing Standards and Fraud

Douglas Cumming, Sofia Johan

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Statistics reporting litigated cases of fraud on an exchange‐by‐exchange basis are not readily available to investors. This paper introduces data from three countries with multiple exchanges operating under different listing standards, – Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States – to show litigated cases of fraud significantly vary by country, and the different exchanges within the country. Comparisons are also made to Brazil, China and Germany to assess out‐of‐sample inferences. The data examined suggest there are significant differences in the nature of observed fraud across exchanges within the United States; by contrast, outside the United States there appears to be a comparative lack of enforcement. The data also suggest policy implications for the ways in which fraud should ideally be reported to improve investor knowledge, market transparency and market quality.
Original languageEnglish
JournalManagerial and Decision Economics
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2013


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