Understanding the Equity Home Bias: Evidence from Survey Data
Lancaster University Management School, Department of Accounting and Finance Working Paper No. 99/017
18 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 1999
Date Written: June 1999
This study uses survey data of fund managers? views on prospects for international equity markerts to shed light on why investment portfolios are signnificantly biased towards domestic equities. We find that fund managers from the US, the UK, Continental Europe, and Japan show a significant comparative optimism towards their home equity market. Where institutional factors have largely failed to explain the equity home bias puzzle, our evidence lends support to behavioural explanations of the bias.
JEL Classification: D84, F30, G15
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