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Return-based Style Analysis in Australian Funds

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  • Robert Faff

    (University of Queensland, Australia)

  • Annette Nguyen

    (Deakin University, Australia)

  • Bonnie H.I. Ip

    (BPM Financial Modelling, Australia)

  • Philip Gharghori

    () (Monash University, Australia)

Abstract

This study applies return-based style analysis to a sample of Australian managed and superannuation funds, seeking to compare their asset allocation strategies across different style groups. Style analysis is performed using a rolling window estimation technique. As expected, riskier fund classes are more exposed to the riskier benchmarks. Further, differences in institutional and legal settings lead the managers of managed and superannuation funds to invest differently, with the latter employing a more conservative investment strategy despite having longer investment horizons.

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  • Robert Faff & Annette Nguyen & Bonnie H.I. Ip & Philip Gharghori, 2012. "Return-based Style Analysis in Australian Funds," Multinational Finance Journal, Multinational Finance Journal, vol. 16(3-4), pages 155-188, September.
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    Keywords

    Style analysis; managed funds; superannuation funds; fund performance;
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    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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