Recovering Delisting Returns of Hedge Funds

27 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2008 Last revised: 16 Mar 2009

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James E. Hodder

Wisconsin School of Business

Jens Carsten Jackwerth

University of Konstanz - Department of Economics

Olga Kolokolova

University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School

Date Written: October 31, 2008

Abstract

Numerous hedge funds stop reporting to commercial databases each year. An issue for hedge-fund performance estimation is: what delisting return to attribute to such funds? This would be particularly problematic if delisting returns are typically very different from continuing funds' returns. In this paper, we use estimated portfolio holdings for funds-of-funds with reported returns to back out maximum likelihood estimates for hedge-fund delisting returns. The estimated mean delisting return for all exiting funds is small, although statistically significantly different from the average observed returns for all reporting hedge funds. These findings are robust to relaxing several underlying assumptions.

Keywords: Return, Hedge Fund

JEL Classification: G11, G12

Suggested Citation

Hodder, James Ernest and Jackwerth, Jens Carsten and Kolokolova, Olga, Recovering Delisting Returns of Hedge Funds (October 31, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1294324 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1294324

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