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On the Industry Concentration of Actively Managed Equity Mutual Funds

50 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2003  

Marcin T. Kacperczyk

Imperial College London - Accounting, Finance, and Macroeconomics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Clemens Sialm

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Lu Zheng

University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business

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Abstract

Mutual fund managers may decide to deviate from a well-diversified portfolio and concentrate their holdings in industries where they have informational advantages. In this paper, we study the relation between the industry concentration and the performance of actively managed U.S. mutual funds from 1984 to 1999. Our results indicate that, on average, more concentrated funds perform better after controlling for risk and style differences using various performance measures. This finding suggests that investment ability is more evident among managers who hold portfolios concentrated in a few industries.

JEL Classification: G12, G23

Suggested Citation

Kacperczyk, Marcin T. and Sialm, Clemens and Zheng, Lu, On the Industry Concentration of Actively Managed Equity Mutual Funds. AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings; Journal of Finance, Forthcoming; Sauder School of Business Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=353420 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.353420

Marcin T. Kacperczyk (Contact Author)

Imperial College London - Accounting, Finance, and Macroeconomics ( email )

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Clemens Sialm

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Lu Zheng

University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business ( email )

Irvine, CA California 92697-3125
United States
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