What Explains Performance Persistence of Corporate Bond Mutual Funds?

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Title:
What Explains Performance Persistence of Corporate Bond Mutual Funds?
Author:
Xu, Dan
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
This paper examines the performance of corporate bond mutual funds during the period from 1990 to 2003. We find strong evidence of persistence in risk-adjusted performance. The reason behind the persistent performance varies across fund types. For high-quality bond funds, the persistence is driven by time-varying factor loadings, where fund managers trade dynamically on the economic information, such as the term structure and macroeconomic factors. However, the persistence of high-yield bond funds cannot be explained by the fee structure, momentum, callability, non-synchronous trading or time-varying factor loadings. Further examination on the fund flows suggests that the existence of performance persistence is due to the fact that fund flows are not sensitive to the risk-adjusted fund performance, which is consistent with the theory suggested by Berk and Green (2004). Our results have further implications for corporate bond fund selection by investors.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
DMgt
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maxwell, William F.
Committee Chair:
Maxwell, William F.

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dc.titleWhat Explains Performance Persistence of Corporate Bond Mutual Funds?en_US
dc.creatorXu, Danen_US
dc.contributor.authorXu, Danen_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the performance of corporate bond mutual funds during the period from 1990 to 2003. We find strong evidence of persistence in risk-adjusted performance. The reason behind the persistent performance varies across fund types. For high-quality bond funds, the persistence is driven by time-varying factor loadings, where fund managers trade dynamically on the economic information, such as the term structure and macroeconomic factors. However, the persistence of high-yield bond funds cannot be explained by the fee structure, momentum, callability, non-synchronous trading or time-varying factor loadings. Further examination on the fund flows suggests that the existence of performance persistence is due to the fact that fund flows are not sensitive to the risk-adjusted fund performance, which is consistent with the theory suggested by Berk and Green (2004). Our results have further implications for corporate bond fund selection by investors.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.nameDMgten_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaxwell, William F.en_US
dc.contributor.chairMaxwell, William F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKahle, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYao, Tongen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOaxaca, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWooders, Johnen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1034en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137353619en_US
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