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Risk-Return of Belgian SRI Funds

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  • L. Van Liedekerke
  • L. De Moor
  • D. Van Walleghem

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In this paper we apply a conditional 4-factor model to analyse the risk-return profile of Belgian socially responsible investment funds (SRI) versus their conventional counterparts. We cannot reject the hypothesis that there is no statistical difference between the risk-return trade-off of SRI and conventional funds in the Belgian market. If the risk-return profile is not the problem, then what is it that limits the development of an SRI retail market in Belgium? We conclude with a short digression on this question.

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  • L. Van Liedekerke & L. De Moor & D. Van Walleghem, 2007. "Risk-Return of Belgian SRI Funds," Review of Business and Economic Literature, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Review of Business and Economic Literature, vol. 0(4), pages 673-685.
  • Handle: RePEc:ete:revbec:20070406
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    1. Sebastian Rathner, 2013. "The Influence of Primary Study Characteristics on the Performance Differential Between Socially Responsible and Conventional Investment Funds: A Meta-Analysis," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 118(2), pages 349-363, December.

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    Keywords

    SRI; Belgium; Risk; Return; 4-Factor; CAPM; Conditional;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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