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Persistent Performance of Fund Managers: An analysis of selection and timing skills

Pandow, Bilal (2017): Persistent Performance of Fund Managers: An analysis of selection and timing skills. Published in: International Journal of Commerce and Finance , Vol. 3, No. 2 (25 November 2017): pp. 11-24.

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The persistence in manager’s ability to select stocks and to time risk factors is a vital issue for accessing the performance of any asset management company. The fund manager who comes out successful today, whether the same will be able to sustain the performance in the future is a matter of concern to the investors and other stakeholders. More than the stock picking ability of fund managers, one would be interested in knowing whether there is consistency in selectivity and timing performance or not. If a fund manager is able to deliver better performance consistently i.e. quarter-after-quarter or year-after-year, then the managers’ performance in selecting the right type of stocks for the portfolio would be considered satisfactory. This paper has attempted to analyze the persistence in both stock selection and timing performance of mutual fund managers in India through Henriksson & Morton; Jenson, and Fama’s model over a period of five years. It is found that the fund managers present persistence in selection skills, however, the sample funds haven’t shown progressive timing skills in the Indian context.

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