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Information Diffusion among International Fund Managers: Multicountry Evidence

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  • Jerry T. Parwada
  • Joey W. Yang

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"Investors seeking exposure to global equity markets commonly buy international mutual funds managed by locally based fund managers. How competitive is this form of intermediated investing? We investigate whether international equity fund managers mimic each other's portfolio holdings and analyze the performance implications of these actions. Managers based in the same country have more stocks held in common than those of their peers in other countries. Correlated trading among domestic fund managers contributes significantly to this pattern. Cross-border managers' portfolio holdings and trades are also relevant to the actions of domestic managers. Stock selection strategies based on mimicry and differentiation both deliver short-term superior performance. Mimicked sales occur while prices are rising." Copyright (c) 2009 Financial Management Association International.

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  • Jerry T. Parwada & Joey W. Yang, 2009. "Information Diffusion among International Fund Managers: Multicountry Evidence," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 38(4), pages 817-835, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finmgt:v:38:y:2009:i:4:p:817-835
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    1. Cathline Augustiani & Lorenzo Casavecchia & Jack Gray, 2015. "Managerial Sharing, Mutual Fund Connections, and Performance," International Review of Finance, International Review of Finance Ltd., vol. 15(3), pages 427-455, September.
    2. Economou, Fotini & Gavriilidis, Konstantinos & Goyal, Abhinav & Kallinterakis, Vasileios, 2015. "Herding dynamics in exchange groups: Evidence from Euronext," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 228-244.
    3. Massa, Massimo & ┼Żaldokas, Alminas, 2014. "Investor base and corporate borrowing: Evidence from international bonds," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(1), pages 95-110.
    4. Wen-Lin Wu & Yin-Feng Gau, 2017. "Home bias in portfolio choices: social learning among partially informed agents," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 48(2), pages 527-556, February.

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