What determines mutual fund trading in foreign stocks?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-817
Journal / PublicationJournal of International Money and Finance
Volume31
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We examine the portfolio rebalancing, measured by the equity churn rate, of mutual funds from 29 countries based on annual stockholdings over the 1999-2006 period. We find that funds more often trade the stocks of companies located in countries with higher degree of information asymmetry and are less familiar to fund managers, after we control for the effects of stock market development and investor protection. Consistent with the behavioral bias, fund managers more often rebalance stocks in foreign markets that perform well. This bias is exacerbated when fund managers are less familiar with and less informed about those markets. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Churn rate, Familiarity, Information disclosure, Mutual funds, Trading, Turnover

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What determines mutual fund trading in foreign stocks? / Chan, Kalok; Covrig, Vicentiu.
In: Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 31, No. 4, 06.2012, p. 793-817.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review