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Performance of Mutual Funds: An International Perspective

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Recently there has been a growing demand for mutual funds and how their performance compares to other funds on an international level. This significant new book focuses on the changes in some countries regarding the new paradigm of international investing through mutual funds. This is an indispensable collection of original papers on the mutual fund industry focusing on various European countries, the U.S. and New Zealand. Performance is assessed using a fresh approach, innovative techniques and various models. ...

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Overview

Recently there has been a growing demand for mutual funds and how their performance compares to other funds on an international level. This significant new book focuses on the changes in some countries regarding the new paradigm of international investing through mutual funds. This is an indispensable collection of original papers on the mutual fund industry focusing on various European countries, the U.S. and New Zealand. Performance is assessed using a fresh approach, innovative techniques and various models. This book will allow the reader and practitioner to gain a perspective and understanding of mutual funds on an international level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230019140
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/20/2007
  • Series: Finance and Capital Markets Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

GREG N. GREGORIOU is Associate Professor of Finance and coordinator of faculty research in the School of Business and Economics at State University of New York-Plattsburgh. He obtained his PhD (Finance) from the University of Quebec at Montreal and is the hedge fund editor for the peer-reviewed jourbanal Derivatives Use, Trading and Regulation, published by Palgrave-MacMillan, based in the U.K. He has authored over 50 articles on hedge funds, and managed futures in various U.S. and U.K. peer-reviewed publications, including the Jourbanal of Portfolio Management, Jourbanal of Futures Markets, European Jourbanal of Finance, Jourbanal of Asset Management, European Jourbanal of Operational Research, and Annals of Operations Research. Gregoriou has edited twelve books on hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, CTAs, IPOs, Corporate Governance and investment management.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
• List of Figures
• Acknowledgements
• Notes on the Contributors
• Introduction
• Returbans and Fund Flows in Canadian Mutual Funds—R. Sinha & V. Jog
• New Zealand Equity Fund Performance Appraisal: A Non-Parametric Approach—D. Margaritis, R. Otten & A. Tourani-Rad
• Danish Mutual Funds: Description, Costs, Performance, and a European Comparison—K. Bechmann & J. Rangvid
• Performance Idiosyncrasy in the Italian Mutual Fund Industry—R. Savona
• Seasonality and Performance in Spanish Mutual Funds Management—J. Matallín-Sáez & D. Moreno
• On the Relationship between Price and Quality in the U.S. Mutual Fund Industry: Evidence from the 1992-2003 Period—J. Gil-Bazo & P. Ruiz-Verdú
• Yaari's Dual Theory of Choice, Generalized Gini's Mean Differences, and Performance Evaluation for Mutual Funds—W. Breuer & M. Gürtler
• Efficiency of U.S. Mutual Funds Using Data Envelopment Analysis—G. Gregoriou
• Performance Persistence of Unit Funds: Evidence from a Small, Integrated Market—V. Potì & E. Duffy
• What Is behind the Financial Performance of Ethical Funds? A Study of the American Market—R. Burlacu, I. Girerd-Potin & D. Dupré
• The German Mutual Fund Market—Si Ber, A. Kempf & S. Ruenzi
• Analysis of the Size Effect on Spanish Mutual Investment Funds—J. Fernández-Serrano & L. Luna
• Index

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