Offshore Hedge Funds: Survival & Performance 1989-1995

38 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 1997  

William N. Goetzmann

Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Roger G. Ibbotson

Yale School of Management; Zebra Capital Management, LLC

Stephen J. Brown

New York University - Stern School of Business

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Abstract

We examine the performance of the off-shore hedge fund industry over the period 1989 through 1995 using a database that includes both defunct and currently operating funds. The industry is characterized by high attrition rates of funds, low covariance with the U.S. stock market, evidence consistent with positive risk-adjusted returns over the time, but little evidence of differential manager skil.

JEL Classification: F14, G14

Suggested Citation

Goetzmann, William N. and Ibbotson, Roger G. and Brown, Stephen J., Offshore Hedge Funds: Survival & Performance 1989-1995 (Undated). Yale School of Management Working Paper No. F-52B. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2307 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2307

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