The value of open market repurchases of closed-end fund shares
Abbreviated Journal Title
CORPORATE PAYOUT POLICY; STOCK REPURCHASES; LINEAR-REGRESSION; DIVIDENDS; LIQUIDITY; PROGRAMS; RETURNS; Business
We illustrate the value to shareholders when closed-end funds repurchase shares at a discount from net asset value. Repurchases increase share price even when there is no asymmetric information concerning the value of the underlying assets and the percentage discount remains unchanged following the repurchase. Expected gains to shareholders are derived from capturing the discount on the assets associated with the shares repurchased. In an analysis of 27 open market repurchase announcements by closed-end funds, the regression coefficient estimate that measures the association between the actual excess return and the expected increase in share price is essentially 1.0.
Journal of Business
"The value of open market repurchases of closed-end fund shares" (1999). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2793.