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Industry Concentration and Mutual Fund Performance

Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, First Quarter 2007

Posted: 28 Mar 2007  

Marcin T. Kacperczyk

Imperial College London - Accounting, Finance, and Macroeconomics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Clemens Sialm

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Lu Zheng

University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business

Abstract

We study the relation between the industry concentration and the performance of actively managed U.S. mutual funds from 1984 to 2003. Our results indicate that the most concentrated funds perform better after controlling for risk and style differences using factor-based performance measures. This finding suggests that investment ability is more evident among managers who hold portfolios concentrated in a few industries.

Keywords: Industry concentration, mutual fund performance, active portfolio management

Suggested Citation

Kacperczyk, Marcin T. and Sialm, Clemens and Zheng, Lu, Industry Concentration and Mutual Fund Performance. Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, First Quarter 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=972178

Marcin Kacperczyk (Contact Author)

Imperial College London - Accounting, Finance, and Macroeconomics ( email )

South Kensington campus
London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Clemens Sialm

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

HOME PAGE: http://faculty.mccombs.utexas.edu/Clemens.Sialm/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Lu Zheng

University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business ( email )

Irvine, CA California 92697-3125
United States
9498248365 (Phone)

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