Anolli, Mario and Del Giudice, Alfonso (2008): Italian Open End Mutual Fund Costs.
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We investigate the costs investors incur when they hold shares of Italian open end mutual funds. The overall explicit cost can range from less than 50 to well over 250 basis points in terms of assets under management. Nevertheless, mutual funds investors seem to be almost unaware of the importance of costs and tend to focus mainly on the net return when making their investment decisions. We measure the overall costs of a large sample of mutual funds managed by Italian intermediaries in the period 2000-2003 and also evaluate the determinants of cost efficiencies for the period 2000-2003.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Italian Open End Mutual Fund Costs|
|Keywords:||mutual fund expenses, total expense ratio, mutual fund transaction costs, economies of scale|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G23 - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G20 - General
|Depositing User:||Mario Anolli|
|Date Deposited:||07. Apr 2008 00:09|
|Last Modified:||28. Feb 2013 00:35|
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