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Speculative capital and currency carry trades

  • Jylhä, Petri
  • Suominen, Matti
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    In this paper, we study a two-country general equilibrium model with partially segmented financial markets, where hedge funds emerge endogenously. Empirically, we show that the hedge fund investment strategy predicted by our model, which we call the "risk-adjusted carry trade" strategy, explains more than 16% of the overall hedge fund index returns and more than 33% of the fixed income arbitrage sub-index returns. The flow of new money to hedge funds affects market interest rates, exchange rates, and both the hedge funds' contemporaneous and expected future returns as predicted by the model.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Financial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 99 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 60-75

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