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Corporate Actions - A Concise Guide: An introduction to securities events by Francis Groves

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12. Corporate Action Effects Across the Investing Spectrum

This chapter will look at the impact of corporate actions across a number of areas, including some of the more complex kinds of investing. No matter how sophisticated investments become, corporate actions will always have to follow.

Stock exchange indices

Many corporate actions can have an affect on the value and constituents of an exchange index such as the FTSE 100 or the S&P 500. The major categories of event that do not have any direct impact are capitalisation issues or consolidations and, in the case of the FTSE 100, the cash dividend. [122] The publisher of an index will normally set out the methodology for calculating a stock exchange index and this should include a detailed ...

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