Is there a link between past performance and fund failure?

Ph. Cogneau, L. Bodson, G.M.B.J. Hübner

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Mutual fund survivorship has been an ongoing concern since the early 1990s for different reasons. Many researchers have studied this phenomenon because of the so-called survivorship bias. Indeed, ignoring the funds that disappear while analyzing the performance of funds generates an important bias – since the funds that failed during the period are omitted, only the funds that were alive during the whole period are selected. Another stream of papers has focused on the assessment of the percentage of ’graveyard’ funds, that is, those that disappear within a certain period. Fewer have aimed to examine the determinants of the fund terminations.keywordsmutual fundhedge fundpast performancesharpe ratiofund performancethese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Investment Funds
EditorsV. Terraza, H. Razafitombo
Place of PublicationEngland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-27360-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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