Evidence of Active Management of Private Voluntary Pension Funds in Colombia: A Performance Analysis Using Proxy ETFs

Cayon, Edgardo, Di Santo, Tomas and Rocancio Camilo. "EVIDENCE OF ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATE VOLUNTARY PENSION FUNDS IN COLOMBIA: A PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS USING PROXY ETFs." Estudios gerenciales. No. 115 Abr-Junio 2010.

26 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2009 Last revised: 13 Feb 2014

Date Written: January 27, 2009

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to find evidence that if actively managed Colombian private pension open mutual funds can outperform a specific market benchmark such as a passively managed ETF. After doing a review of the existing literature on the subject, the data form thirty (30) Colombian private pension open mutual funds along with the data of thirty (30) Exchange Traded Funds was used to obtain a set of common portfolio performance measures. The results obtained indicated that only two of the thirty portfolios under study were able to beat their respective market benchmarks on a risk-adjusted basis. The results indicate that in average a Colombian investor can obtain superior returns by investing in a passively managed product such as ETFs than in actively managed ones, such as the Colombian private pension open mutual funds. These results are consistent with the results of previous researchers and the existing body of literature on the subject of market efficiency.

Keywords: mutual funds, exchange traded funds, portfolio performance, active management, passive management, market efficiency, Colombia private pension market

JEL Classification: G1, G10, G11, G14

Suggested Citation

Cayon Fallon, Edgardo and Rojas, Tomas Di Santo and Roncancio Peña, Camilo, Evidence of Active Management of Private Voluntary Pension Funds in Colombia: A Performance Analysis Using Proxy ETFs (January 27, 2009). Cayon, Edgardo, Di Santo, Tomas and Rocancio Camilo. "EVIDENCE OF ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATE VOLUNTARY PENSION FUNDS IN COLOMBIA: A PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS USING PROXY ETFs." Estudios gerenciales. No. 115 Abr-Junio 2010., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1333566

Edgardo Cayon Fallon (Contact Author)

Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administracion ( email )

Calle 35 No. 6-16
Bogota
Colombia

Tomas Di Santo Rojas

CESA ( email )

Calle 35 No. 6-16
Bogota
Colombia

Camilo Roncancio Peña

CESA ( email )

Calle 35 No. 6-16
Bogota
Colombia

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