Incentive Fees and Mutual Funds

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Edwin J. Elton

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance

Martin J. Gruber

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance

Christopher R. Blake

Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business

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Date Written: March 2002

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of incentive fees on mutual fund performance. The paper proceeds as follows. In the first section we examine the characteristics and the use of incentive fees in the mutual fund industry. In the second section we explore the theory of the effect of incentive fees on manager behavior. In the third section we discuss our data. In the fourth section we examine empirical results concerning fees earned, risk-adjusted performance, the effect of incentive fees on risk, and new cash flows into funds using incentive fees.

Suggested Citation

Elton, Edwin J. and Gruber, Martin J. and Blake, Christopher R., Incentive Fees and Mutual Funds (March 2002). NYU Working Paper No. FIN-01-050. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1294595

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