Fund Manager Use of Public Information: New Evidence on Managerial Skills
Posted: 28 Jun 2006
We show theoretically that the responsiveness of a fund manager's portfolio allocations to changes in public information decreases in the manager's skill. We go on to estimate this sensitivity RPI as the R-square of the regression of changes in a manager's portfolio holdings on changes in public information using a panel of U.S. equity funds. Consistent with RPI containing information related to managerial skills, we find a strong inverse relationship between RPI and various existing measures of performance, and between RPI and fund flows. We also document that both fund - and manager - specific attributes affect RPI.
Keywords: Managerial skill, public information, mutual funds, stock analysts
JEL Classification: M41, G23, G11
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