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Are Style Factors exclusive, exhaustive and independent in Spanish Domestic Equity Funds?/¿Son los factores de estilo exclusivos, exhaustivos e independientes en los fondos de inversión españoles de renta variable macional?



    () (University of Zaragoza, Spain, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Department of Accounting and Finance. C/ Gran Vía, 2, 50005 – Zaragoza (Spain).)




This paper is an approach to the management styles followed by Spanish mutual funds investing in domestic equities. The methodology applied is based on Sharpe’s Style Analysis proposed in 1992. Sharpe establishes three conditions for the explanatory factors used in this method if the results are to be meaningful: 1)exclusive benchmarks, 2)exhaustive benchmarks and 3)independent benchmarks The results show that the benchmarks used in the more exhaustive models are not sufficiently independent in the Spanish case to obtain statistically significant management styles. Este trabajo es una aproximación a los estilos de gestión desarrollados por los fondos de inversión españoles en renta variable nacional. La metodología aplicada está basada en el análisis de estilos propuesto por Sharpe en 1992. Sharpe exige tres características a los factores explicativos utilizados en este método con el objeto de que los resultados sean significativos: 1) exclusividad, 2) exhaustividad e 3) independencia. Los resultados muestran que para el caso español, los índices utilizados en los modelos más exhaustivos no son lo suficientemente independientes para obtener estilos de gestión estadísticamente significativos.

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  • Ferruz Agudo, Luis & Vicente Gimeno, Luis A., 2005. "Are Style Factors exclusive, exhaustive and independent in Spanish Domestic Equity Funds?/¿Son los factores de estilo exclusivos, exhaustivos e independientes en los fondos de inversión españoles de r," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 23, pages 495-506, Agosto.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:23_2_12

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    1. ter Horst, Jenke R. & Nijman, Theo E. & de Roon, Frans A., 2004. "Evaluating style analysis," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 29-53, January.
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    4. Ter Horst, J.R. & Nijman, T.E. & de Roon, F.A., 2004. "Evaluating style analysis," Other publications TiSEM 8a501733-7a06-4399-8a43-0, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
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    Style Analysis; Investment Funds; Benchmarks/Análisis de estilos; Fondos de inversión; Índices de referencia.;

    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


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