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Evaluating Hedge Funds with Pooled Benchmarks


Michael O'Doherty


University of Missouri at Columbia

N. Eugene Savin


University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics

Ashish Tiwari


University of Iowa

July 16, 2013


Abstract:     
The evaluation of hedge fund performance is challenging given the flexible nature of hedge funds' strategies and their lack of operational transparency. As a result inference about skill is inevitably contaminated by the error in the benchmark model. To address this concern, we propose a model pooling approach to develop a fund-specific benchmark obtained by pooling a set of diverse attribution models. We illustrate the advantages of a pooled benchmark over alternative approaches, including the Fung and Hsieh (2004) model and stepwise regression methods, in the contexts of a real-time investment strategy, hedge fund replication, and fund failure prediction.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 53

Keywords: Hedge funds, Model pooling, Model combination, Performance evaluation, Predictive distributions, Log predictive score

JEL Classification: C11, C52, C53, G12

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Date posted: December 12, 2012 ; Last revised: July 30, 2013

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O'Doherty, Michael and Savin, N. Eugene and Tiwari, Ashish, Evaluating Hedge Funds with Pooled Benchmarks (July 16, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2188188 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2188188

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Michael O'Doherty
University of Missouri at Columbia ( email )
332 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO Columbia 65211
United States
Nathan Eugene Savin
University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics ( email )
108 Pappajohn Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
319-335-0855 (Phone)
Ashish Tiwari (Contact Author)
University of Iowa ( email )
Finance Department
Henry B. Tippie College of Business, 108 PBB
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
(319) 353-2185 (Phone)
(319) 335-3690 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/atiwari
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