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Characteristics of mutual funds with extreme performance

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Authors

Berkowitz, Jason P.; Schorno, Patrick J.; Shapiro, Dmitry A.

Issue Date
2017-09
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Citation
Review of Financial Economics, Vol.34, pp.50-60
Abstract
We focus on mutual fund characteristics associated with periods of extreme performance. We find that funds with either positive (hot-hand) or negative (icy-hand) persistence tend to have portfolio similarities consistent with riskier positions: compared to no-streak funds, they hold fewer stocks, invest more in top ten holdings, and have a higher portfolio beta. Also both hot-hand and icy-hand funds have significantly higher asset turnover than benchmark funds. Icy-hand funds tend to be more extreme with riskier positions and asset turnover than hothand funds. At the same time, icy-hand (hot-hand) funds tend to have larger (smaller) management teams, and are less (more) likely to be managed by one person. Finally, we do not observe many funds changing their management teams either before or after extreme performance. That is, we find no evidence that the beginning of an extreme performance period is associated with changes in management or that it induces changes in management. © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1058-3300
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/202044
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rfe.2017.04.003
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