Style Consistency and Mutual Fund Returns: The Case of Russia
17 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2019
Date Written: 2019
This paper carries out style analysis for Russian mutual funds using monthly data from the National Managers’ Association over the period January 2008-December 2017; specifically, it applies the RSBA method developed by Sharpe (1992) for evaluating the impact of style on returns, and uses the Style Drift Score (SDS) introduced by Idzorek (2004) as a measure of a fund’s style drifting activity. The main findings can be summarised as follows. In the Russian case there is a significant positive relationship between style consistency and profitability of funds. Further, Russian funds are characterised by a high level of style drift, namely deviations from the investment strategy declared at the time of registration as required by Russian law.
Keywords: mutual funds, style consistency, performance, Russia
JEL Classification: C230, G140, G190
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