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The influence of management structure on the performance of fund of funds
Bond Business School Publications
  • William J. Bertin, Bond University
  • Laurie Prather, Bond University
Date of this Version
6-1-2008
Document Type
Conference Paper
Publication Details
Bertin, W.J. & Prather, L. (2008). The influence of management structure on the performance of fund of funds. Paper presented at the 2008 FMA European Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

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2008 HERDC submission. FoR: 1502

© Copyright William J. Bertin & Laurie Prather, 2008
Abstract

A rapidly growing mutual fund category is Fund of Funds (FOFs), which invest in other mutual funds instead of individual securities. This study reports on FOFs’ characteristics and performance relative to traditional equity mutual funds and finds that FOFs compare favourably. In particular, FOFs with identified managers outperform their unidentified counterparts, and FOFs that invest in-family outperform both traditional equity funds and those FOFs investing out-of-family. Finally, replicating FOFs’ holdings can be prohibitively expensive since they commonly hold funds with high minimum initial investments, closed funds and/or funds that are restricted to a particular investor type.

Citation Information
William J. Bertin and Laurie Prather. "The influence of management structure on the performance of fund of funds" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/will_bertin/1/