Performance Persistence in Hedge Funds: Australian Evidence
32 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Date Written: March 9, 2010
Using the most comprehensive database on Australian hedge funds, we test the performance persistence for the period July 2000 to June 2005. We employ both parametric and nonparametric approaches to identify persistence. We report evidence of short-term persistence and no evidence of long-term winning persistence. Tests of multiperiod performance reveal weak evidence of losing persistence. We also do not find any evidence of persistence in both stock picking and market timing. We report evidence of mean reversion for both stock picking and market timing at the medium horizon.
Keywords: Persistence, hedge funds, stock selection, market timing
JEL Classification: G12, G20, G23
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