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Fund Advisor Compensation in Closed-End Funds

  • Jeffrey L. Coles

    (Arizona State University,)

  • Jose Suay

    (University of Arizona,)

  • Denise Woodbury

    (Woodbury from BYU-Hawaii)

This paper examines the relation between the premium on closed-end funds and organizational features of the funds and advisors, including the compensation scheme of the investment advisor. We find that the fund premium is larger when: (a) the advisor's compensation is more sensitive to fund performance; (b) the assets managed by the advisor are concentrated in the fund in question; (c) the advisor manages "other" funds with low compensation sensitivity to performance and with low concentration of assets managed by the advisor; and (d) the advisor's compensation contract evaluates performance relative to a benchmark. Copyright The American Finance Association 2000.

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Article provided by American Finance Association in its journal The Journal of Finance.

Volume (Year): 55 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 (06)
Pages: 1385-1414

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:55:y:2000:i:3:p:1385-1414
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