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The relation between manager description and fund performance Evidence from emerging market hedge funds
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds, ISSN 1753-9641, Vol. 20, no 1, 52-70 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this study, it is examined whether the manager description of a fund is related to its performance. It is hypothesized that the length of the manager description can be an indicator of both manager quality and overconfidence. Overall, the results of the study suggest that the manager description is related to fund performance when the performance is measured using the Sharpe ratio. In addition, the results reveal that past performance in particular explains the length of the manager description. This finding implies that fund managers attribute their performance to themselves making the manager description a potential indicator of overconfidence. However, when the alpha, which is a performance measure for a well-diversified fund investor, is used instead of the Sharpe ratio, the results suggest that it is rather the length of the strategy description that is an indicator of good fund performance.

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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Vol. 20, no 1, 52-70 p.
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112211DOI: 10.1057/jdhf.2014.10OAI: diva2:778439
Available from: 2015-01-10 Created: 2015-01-10 Last updated: 2015-02-02Bibliographically approved

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