Delegated Monitoring of Fund Managers
30 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2008
Date Written: July 2002
Because a money manager learns more about her skill from her management experience thanoutsiders can learn from her realized returns, she expects inefficiency in future contracts that condition exclusively on realized returns. A fund family that learns what the manager learns can reduce this inefficiency cost if the family is large enough. The family s incentive is to retain any given manager regardless of her skill but, when the family has enough managers, it adds value by boosting the credibility of its retentions through the firing of others. In this way, large fund families add value through cross-sectional reputation. As the number of managers grows the efficiency lossgoes to zero.
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