(In)Efficiencies in Latin American ETFs

Yvonne Kreis, Johannes W. Licht, Alejandro J. Useche

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This study empirically evaluates the pricing efficiency of several Latin American Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) regarding deviations of ETF prices from their underlying net asset values (NAVs). A measure of these inefficiencies is made by implementing a trading strategy and running CAPM and Fama-French regressions to determine the excess return of the trading. Results do not conform to the Efficient Market Hypothesis, but rather support aspects of behavioral finance. Finally, it is addressed how these inefficiencies influence the decision for ETF share creation and redemption via logit regression analyses. Results highlight that ETF authorized partners react to inefficiencies by trading within the ETF primary market.

Translated title of the contribution(In)eficiencias en los Fondos Cotizados en bolsa–ETFs–Latinoamericanos
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-48
Number of pages42
JournalCuadernos de Administracion
Issue number53
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Strategy and Management


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