IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Investor Irrationality and Closed-end Hedge Funds


  • Dietiker, Oliver



The present study assesses the rationality of investors who pay large sums to hedge fund managers for their services. For my analysis I use a sample of closed-end funds which invest their capital in one or more open-ended hedge funds. The results imply that investors rationally exploit the available information when deciding whether to engage in the initial public offering of a new closed-end fund. However, I also find evidence that investors react with a burst of irrational pessimism to the worsening economic conditions in the second half of 2008.

Suggested Citation

  • Dietiker, Oliver, 2010. "Investor Irrationality and Closed-end Hedge Funds," Journal of Financial Transformation, Capco Institute, vol. 30, pages 57-65.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jofitr:1441

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item


    investor irrationality; hedge funds; closed-end funds;

    JEL classification:

    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:jofitr:1441. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Prof. Shahin Shojai). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.