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Performance attribution of mutual funds in India: outperformance or mis-representation?
Published in Wiley
2019
Volume: 59
   
Issue: S1
Pages: 383 - 409
Abstract
We conduct a novel holdings‐based performance attribution, particularly suited to emerging markets, for equity‐oriented active mutual funds in India. Although, we find significantly positive alphas for an average fund, the stated benchmarks are grossly mis‐specified. A style‐adjusted benchmark could beat the stated benchmarks by greater margins than the funds themselves. While funds’ trading activity consistently adds value, cash drag and market timing usually diminish value. Although, the best‐performing funds exhibit superior security selection abilities, their outperformance does not persist. However, despite the lack of persistence winner funds continue to generate significantly higher alphas than loser funds for quite some time.
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JournalData powered by TypesetAccounting and Finance
PublisherData powered by TypesetWiley
ISSN0810-5391
Open AccessNo
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