Hedge Fund Performance: End of an Era?

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2021
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Language
en
Pages
24
109-132
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FINANCIAL ANALYSTS JOURNAL, Volume 77, issue 3
Abstract
This article documents a decline in aggregate hedge fund performance over the past decade. We tested whether a set of prediction models can select subsets of individual funds that buck the trend and subsequently outperform. Two of the predictors reliably picked funds that lowered the volatility and raised the Sharpe ratio of a multi-asset-class portfolio relative to a stock/bond portfolio over the full 1997-2016 sample. Hedge fund allocations reduced volatility in two subperiods but failed to improve the Sharpe ratio from 2008 onward. We explore potential explanations for the erosion of hedge fund performance.
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MUTUAL FUNDS, RISK, DYNAMICS, MARKET, BIASES, TIME
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Bollen, N P B, Joenvaara, J & Kauppila, M 2021, ' Hedge Fund Performance : End of an Era? ', FINANCIAL ANALYSTS JOURNAL, vol. 77, no. 3, pp. 109-132 . https://doi.org/10.1080/0015198X.2021.1921564