32 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2002
Date Written: January 28, 2004
In this paper, I obtain new measures of the value of active portfolio management by forming replicating portfolios. These measures allow for a separate evaluation of fund managers' strategic and tactical decisions. I also obtain new evidence on the value of trading by decomposing it into long-term trading decisions, short-term trading decisions, and trading that is the result of regulatory restrictions. Contrary to previous evidence, this paper supports the value of active portfolio management and finds a positive alpha measure for the average fund manager. Moreover, the results show a positive relation between the value created and trading activity.
Keywords: Mutual Funds, Portfolio Evaluation, Performance Attribution, Trading
JEL Classification: G11, G12, G23
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Engstrom, Stefan, Does Active Portfolio Management Create Value? An Evaluation of Fund Managers' Decisions (January 28, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=302117 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.302117