Christopher R. Blake

Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

Professor

113 West 60th Street

Lowenstein Building

New York, NY 10023

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

The Persistence of Risk-Adjusted Mutual Fund Performance

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-95-018
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 1,881 (5,634)
Citation 164

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The Persistence of Risk-Adjusted Mutual Fund Performance

Working Paper Series S-95-13
Posted: 31 Aug 1995
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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The Persistence of Risk-Adjusted Mutual Fund Performance

J. OF BUSINESS, Vol. 69 No. 2, April 1996
Posted: 03 Apr 1996
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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Morningstar Ratings and Mutual Fund Performance

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 31 Jul 1999
Christopher R. Blake and Matthew R. Morey
Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University and Pace University - Lubin School of Business - Department of Finance and Economics
Downloads 1,878 (5,569)
Citation 39

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Citation 96

Incentive Fees and Mutual Funds

EFA 2001 Barcelona Meetings
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 Jul 2001
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 1,717 (6,619)
Citation 96

Abstract:

Incentive Fees and Mutual Funds

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-01-050
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 77 (252,192)
Citation 96

Abstract:

Incentive Fees and Mutual Funds

NYU Working Paper No. S-AM-01-07
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 69 (268,926)
Citation 96

Abstract:

Incentive Fees and Mutual Funds

Journal of Finance, Vol. 58, pp. 779-804, April 2003
Posted: 18 Sep 2003
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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Citation 9

Modern Portfolio Theory, 1950 to Date

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-97-003
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 305 (76,625)
Citation 9

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Marginal Stockholder Tax Effects and Ex-dividend Day Behavior - Thirty-two Years Later

AFA 2004 San Diego Meetings; EFA 2003 Annual Conference Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Nov 2003
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 1,113 (13,460)
Citation 12

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Marginal Stockholder Tax Effects and Ex-Dividend Day Behavior-Thirty-Two Years Later

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-02-047
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 132 (172,768)
Citation 11

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The Adequacy of Investment Choices Offered By 401K Plans

EFA 2004 Maastricht Meetings Paper No. 1176
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Aug 2004
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 801 (22,104)
Citation 26

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The Adequacy of Investment Choices Offered by 401k Plans

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/27296
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 62 (285,161)
Citation 26

Abstract:

401K plans, pension, spanning, portfolio, investment choices

The Adequacy of Investment Choices Offered by 401k Plans

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/27296
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 59 (292,493)
Citation 26

Abstract:

401K plans, pension, spanning, portfolio, investment choices

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The Effect of the Frequency of Holdings Data on Conclusions About Mutual Fund Management Behavior

Bloomberg Portfolio Research Paper No. 2010-04-FRONTIERS
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2010
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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Citation 29

Abstract:

mutual funds, holdings, momentum, tournament, window dressing, tax effects

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Holdings Data, Security Returns and the Selection of Superior Mutual Funds

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 21 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2010
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 696 (25,824)
Citation 9

Abstract:

mutual funds, portfolios, composition, performance prediction

A First Look at the Accuracy of the CRSP Mutual Fund Database and a Comparison of the CRSP and Morningstar Mutual Fund Databases

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Feb 2003
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 486 (43,718)
Citation 73

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mutual funds, CRSP, moringstar, mutual funds

A First Look at the Accuracy of the Crsp Mutual Fund Database and a Comparison of the Crsp and Morningstar Mutual Fund Databases

NYU Working Paper No. S-AM-01-09
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 52 (311,236)
Citation 73

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A First Look at the Accuracy of the Crsp Mutual Fund Database and a Comparison of the Crsp and Morningstar Mutual Fund Databases

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-01-053
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 23 (422,470)
Citation 73

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A First Look at the Accuracy of the CRSP Mutual Fund Database and A Comparison of the CRSP and Morningstar Mutual Fund Databases

Journal of Finance, Vol. 56, No. 6, December 2001
Posted: 11 Feb 2003
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

Abstract:

mutual funds, CRSP, moringstar, mutual funds

Participant Reaction and the Performance of Funds Offered by 401(k) Plans

EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Oct 2005
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 418 (52,874)
Citation 18

Abstract:

pension plans, 401(k), defined-contribution plans, mutual fund performance

Participant Reaction and the Performance of Funds Offered by 401(K) Plans

NYU Working Paper No. SC-AM-05-09
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 15 (467,628)
Citation 18

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Participant Reaction and the Performance of Funds Offered by 401(K) Plans

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-05-028
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Marti J Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 14 (473,430)
Citation 18

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An Examination of Mutual Fund Timing Using Monthly Holdings Data

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Feb 2009
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 317 (69,920)
Citation 7

Abstract:

mutual funds, portfolios, composition, timing

12.

Does Size Matter? The Relationship between Size and Performance

Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 1826406
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 May 2011 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2011
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 295 (70,408)
Citation 5

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Mutual Funds, Size, Performance

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Why Do Closed-End Bond Funds Exist? An Additional Explanation for the Growth in Domestic Closed-End Bond Funds

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2010
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber, Christopher R. Blake and Or Shachar
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 294 (75,751)
Citation 1

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performance, closed-end bond funds, discounts, leverage

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Citation 6

Common Factors in Mutual Fund Returns

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-97-004
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 134 (170,732)
Citation 6

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Common Factors in Mutual Fund Returns

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-98-027
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 117 (189,843)
Citation 6

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An Examination of Mutual Fund Timing Ability Using Monthly Holdings Data

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Jul 2009
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 191 (121,051)
Citation 8

Abstract:

mutual funds, portfolios, composition, timing

Survivorship Bias and Mutual Fund Performance

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-94-027
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 179 (132,902)
Citation 79

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Survivorship Bias and Mutual Fund Performance

Working Paper Series S-95-14
Posted: 14 Sep 1995
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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Survivorship Bias and Mutual Fund Performance

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STUDIES, Vol. 9 No. 4
Posted: 16 Jul 1996
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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Fundamental Variables, Apt, and Bond Fund Performance

NYU Working Paper No. FIN-94-028
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 11 Nov 2008
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 121 (184,976)
Citation 54

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Fundamental Variables, APT, and Bond Fund Performance

Working Paper Series S-95-15
Posted: 25 Aug 1998
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

Abstract:

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Target Date Funds: Characteristics and Performance

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2015
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber, Andre de Souza and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 110 (141,481)

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The Performance of Separate Accounts and Collective Investment Trusts

Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2089044
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jun 2012
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 109 (179,779)

Abstract:

performance, separate accounts, collective investment trusts, portfolios

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Fundamental Economic Variables, Expected Returns, and Bond Fund Performance

JOURNAL OF FINANCE, Vol. 50 No. 4, September 1995
Posted: 23 Aug 1998
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake
New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance, New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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