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Fund Advisor Compensation in Closed-End Funds

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  • Jeffrey L. Coles

    (Arizona State University,)

  • Jose Suay

    (University of Arizona,)

  • Denise Woodbury

    (Woodbury from BYU-Hawaii)

Abstract

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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  • Jeffrey L. Coles & Jose Suay & Denise Woodbury, 2000. "Fund Advisor Compensation in Closed-End Funds," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 55(3), pages 1385-1414, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:55:y:2000:i:3:p:1385-1414
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