Regulatory Induced Performance Persistence: Evidence from Hedge Funds
York University - Schulich School of Business
State University of New York at Albany - School of Business & Center for Institutional Investment Management
Lars Helge Hass
Lancaster University Management School
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
November 17, 2010
This paper tests the idea that financial regulation can impact performance persistence in the context of the hedge fund industry in 48 countries over the years 1994-2008. The data show evidence of three types of regulation influencing performance persistence: (1) minimum capital restrictions, which restrict lower quality funds and hence increase the likelihood of performance persistence, (2) restrictions on location of key service providers, which restrict human capital choices and hence tend to mitigate performance persistence, and (3) distribution channels, which make fund performance more opaque, decrease the likelihood of performance persistence. We do not find evidence that distribution channels, that promote fund presence to institutional investors, enhance performance persistence. Finally, we show differences in the effect of regulation on persistence by fund quartile ranking.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: Performance Persistence, Law and Finance, Hedge Funds
JEL Classification: G23, G24, G28, K22, M43working papers series
Date posted: November 20, 2010 ; Last revised: June 3, 2012
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