Institutional Investors and Analyst Coverage in Malaysia

41 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2012

Date Written: January 2012


This study examines the relationship between institutional investors’ ownership and analyst coverage for firms in Malaysia during the period of 1999 to 2009. Based on 940 firm-year observations, this study documents that institutional demand for information is likely to affect analyst decision on which firms to follow. This gives evidence to suggest that institutional investors play a governance role by promoting better transparency which attracts higher analyst coverage.

Keywords: Institutional Investors, Analyst Coverage, Corporate Governance

JEL Classification: G32, G34

Suggested Citation

Abdul Wahab, Effiezal Aswadi, Institutional Investors and Analyst Coverage in Malaysia (January 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Effiezal Aswadi Abdul Wahab (Contact Author)

Curtin University - School of Accounting ( email )


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