Stapled Securities: Antipodean Anomaly or Adaptable Innovation?

(2016) 31 AUSTRALIAN TAX FORUM

23 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2016  

Kevin Thomas Davis

University of Melbourne - Department of Finance; Australian Centre for Financial Studies

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Date Written: April 18, 2016

Abstract

The issuing of stapled securities (such as a unit in a trust and a share in a company) which cannot be traded separately occurs relatively frequently in Australia but is not common elsewhere. This article outlines the features and use of stapled security structures and examines explanations for their popularity in Australia, such as tax, behavioural finance, and governance aspects. It considers the use of such structures, and regulatory impediments, in other economies.

Suggested Citation

Davis, Kevin Thomas, Stapled Securities: Antipodean Anomaly or Adaptable Innovation? (April 18, 2016). (2016) 31 AUSTRALIAN TAX FORUM . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2805748

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