Quid Pro Quo? What Factors Influence IPO Allocations to Investors?

Jenkinson, Tim, Jones, Howard and Suntheim, Felix (2017) Quid Pro Quo? What Factors Influence IPO Allocations to Investors? Said Business School Working Paper 2016-19; forthcoming in Journal of Finance.

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Using detailed information from a large sample of investment banks we test the determinants of IPO allocations. This research draws on data gathered by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and covers 220 IPOs managed from the UK raising around $160bn. Detailed information on book-building is combined with data on revenues generated (from trading and other activities) by investment banks’ buy-side clients, and data on post-IPO trading. We find evidence that informative bids are rewarded. However, we also find strong evidence that most, but not all, of the major investment banks favor the buy-side clients that produce the most revenue.

Item Type: Oxford Saïd Research Paper
Keywords: Initial public offerings, allocations, conflicts of interest, finance
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 14:24
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6173

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