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Exit Decisions in the U.S. Mutual Fund Industry

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  • Xinge Zhao

    (College of William & Mary and China Europe International Business School)

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This paper examines the similarities and differences in the determinants of the three mutual fund exit forms: liquidation, within-family merger, and across-family merger. All defunct mutual fund portfolios have smaller size and lower inflows. A family is less willing to liquidate a portfolio but more likely to merge a portfolio within the family if it offers more share classes. Large families are more likely to merge portfolios within the family, while a family with poor performance is more likely to sell relatively unique portfolios to other families to stay focused. This paper also compares within-objective mergers with across-objective mergers.

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  • Xinge Zhao, 2005. "Exit Decisions in the U.S. Mutual Fund Industry," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 78(4), pages 1365-1402, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:78:y:2005:i:4:p:1365-1402
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