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A tournament analysis of mutual funds in Turkey


  • Orhan ERDEM

    (Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi)


    (Kadir Has Üniversitesi)


This is an analysis of the mutual funds in Turkey with respect to their risk-altering behavior. Using the monthly returns and volatilities of 133 funds from 2002 to 2007, we divide each year in two parts and check whether or not the funds’ performance in the first part affects the behavior of mutual fund companies in the second part in terms of risk. We find sufficient evidence that the funds which have lower/higher performance in the first part of the year have higher/lower risk appetite for the second half of the year. The results have stronger significance if the year is divided from June or July. The results from the Turkish mutual funds market are generally in line with previous literature from developed countries.

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  • Orhan ERDEM & Belma ÖZTÜRKKAL, 2012. "A tournament analysis of mutual funds in Turkey," Iktisat Isletme ve Finans, Bilgesel Yayincilik, vol. 27(321), pages 39-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:iif:iifjrn:v:27:y:2012:i:321:p:39-56

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    Portfolio risk; mutual funds; emerging markets;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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