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Fortune Favours the Bold? Exploring Tournament Behavior among Australian Superannuation Funds

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  • Terry Hallahan

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  • Robert Faff
  • Karen Benson

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  • Terry Hallahan & Robert Faff & Karen Benson, 2008. "Fortune Favours the Bold? Exploring Tournament Behavior among Australian Superannuation Funds," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 33(3), pages 205-220, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jfsres:v:33:y:2008:i:3:p:205-220
    DOI: 10.1007/s10693-008-0030-y
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    1. David R Gallagher & Peter A Gardner & Camille H Schmidt & Terry S Walter, 2014. "Quality investing in an Australian context," Australian Journal of Management, Australian School of Business, vol. 39(4), pages 615-643, November.

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    Keywords

    Tournaments; mutual funds; risk taking; incentives; G11; G23; G24;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage

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