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Consistency of UK Pension Fund Investment Performance

  • Gavin Brown

    (PanAgora Asset Management Ltd, London,)

  • Paul Draper
  • Eddie McKenzie
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    "Transition matrix techniques are used to relate the past and present performance of pension fund portfolios. In particular, funds are ranked to study the tendency of portfolios to remain in the same quartile of the ranking as they were in the previous period. For raw returns, funds in both of the top quartiles are found to be more likely to remain in the same quartile than would be expected by chance. This result can be taken as limited evidence for the consistency of performance. Similar systemic effects are observed on a risk-adjusted basis. There appears to be clear evidence that some fund managers can offer a degree of consistent good performance." Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1997.

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    Volume (Year): 24 (1997-03)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 155-178

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