Strategic Insider Trading Equilibrium With a Non-Fiduciary Market Maker
46 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2019 Last revised: 12 Dec 2019
Date Written: August 28, 2019
The continuous-time version of Kyle's (1985) model is studied, in which market makers are not fiduciaries. They have some market power which they utilize to set the price to their advantage, resulting in positive expected profits. This has several implications for the equilibrium, the most important being that by setting a modest fee conditional of the order ow, the market maker is able to obtain a profit of the order of magnitude, and even better than, a perfectly informed insider. Our model also indicates why speculative prices are more volatile than predicted by fundamentals.
Keywords: Insider Trading, Asymmetric Information, Strategic Trade, Price Distortion, Non-Fiduciary Market Maker, Bid-Ask Spread, Linear Filtering Theory, Innovation Equation
JEL Classification: G00
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