Trust beneficiary protection constitutes an important legal system in the trust industry. This paper, based upon the study approach of the “Theory of Law and Finance”, establishes the trust beneficiary protection index of China. We also test the influence of trust beneficiary protection on the performance of trust companies. As indicated by our study’s results, an “inverted U-shaped” relationship exists between the degree of trust beneficiary protection and the performance of trust companies. In a period when the trust law system has not yet been well established, strengthening trust beneficiary protection could help facilitate the growth of trust company performance. However, this facilitation effect gradually diminishes as the trust law system becomes more perfect. This in turn means that, after reaching a certain peak, conferring the beneficiary with more rights of supervision and participation would cause the performance of trust companies to decline. Improving regional legal environments could also help facilitate the growth of trust company performance. In addition, this facilitation effect is subject to the influence of the nature of trust company controllers. In trust companies controlled by local state-owned capitals, we find that the facilitation effect of the improvement of regional legal environments on trust company performance is inhibited. In trust companies controlled by non-state-owned capitals, however, the facilitation effect of the improvement of regional legal environments on trust company performance is enhanced.
Li, J. Does Trust Beneficiary Protection Affect the Performance of Trust Companies? An Analysis Based on the Theory of Law and Finance. Journal of Economic Analysis, 2024, 3, 47. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea03010004
Li J. Does Trust Beneficiary Protection Affect the Performance of Trust Companies? An Analysis Based on the Theory of Law and Finance. Journal of Economic Analysis; 2024, 3(1):47. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea03010004
Li, Jinxian 2024. "Does Trust Beneficiary Protection Affect the Performance of Trust Companies? An Analysis Based on the Theory of Law and Finance" Journal of Economic Analysis 3, no.1: 47. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea03010004
Li, J. (2024). Does Trust Beneficiary Protection Affect the Performance of Trust Companies? An Analysis Based on the Theory of Law and Finance. Journal of Economic Analysis, 3(1), 47. https://doi.org/10.58567/jea03010004
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