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Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9854-6738

Document Type

Campus-Only Access for Five (5) Years

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program

Management

Year Degree Awarded

2019

Month Degree Awarded

September

First Advisor

Bing Liang

Second Advisor

Mila Sherman

Third Advisor

Anna Liu

Subject Categories

Finance and Financial Management

Abstract

This dissertation is composed of three essays focusing on the study of hedge funds governance, operational risk and Exchange Traded Funds investment activities. The first essay titled “Operational Risk for Hedge Funds: The Chi-Score” utilizes Benford’s law analysis to examine hedge funds behaviors. The second essay shifts the attention to the influence of local religious environments on hedge funds governance and operational behaviors. The third essay examines the influences of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) flows on stock prices, risk and other fundamental characteristics.

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