Corporate Financial Hedging with Proprietary Information

Corporate Financial Hedging with Proprietary Information

Journal of Economic Theory.
1991, Vol. 1991, Pages 261-286

If a firm has information pertinent to its own dividend stream that is not made available to its shareholders, it may be in the interests of the firm and its shareholders to adopt a financial hedging policy. This is in contrast with the Modigliani-Miller Theorem, which implies that, with informational symmetry, such financial hedging is irrelevant. In certain cases, hedging policies are identified that are unanimously supported by shareholders.