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Mutual funds' ownership and firm performance: Evidence from China

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  • Yuan, Rongli
  • Xiao, Jason Zezhong
  • Zou, Hong
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Mutual funds have emerged and rapidly developed since 2000 in China. This study tests empirically the impact of mutual funds' ownership on firm performance in China, using a large sample for the period of 2001-2005. We find that equity ownership by mutual funds has a positive effect on firm performance. The result is robust to several measures of firm performance and various estimations. Our finding supports recent regulatory efforts in China to promote mutual funds as a corporate governance mechanism and suggests that pooling diffuse minority interests of individual shareholders who are prone to free-rider problems via mutual funds is beneficial.

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Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
Issue (Month): 8 (August)
Pages: 1552-1565

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:32:y:2008:i:8:p:1552-1565

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