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Do Fund Managers Expect Mean Averting Returns?

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  • Stotz, Olaf
  • Lutje, Torben
  • Menkhoff, Lukas
  • von Nitzsch, Rudiger

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This paper finds that fund managers do not expect mean reverting returns, as suggested by theory and empirical evidence, but mean averting returns. The degree of mean aversion is positively related to preferences for non-fundamental information and loss aversion.

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  • Stotz, Olaf & Lutje, Torben & Menkhoff, Lukas & von Nitzsch, Rudiger, 2004. "Do Fund Managers Expect Mean Averting Returns?," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-309, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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    Keywords

    Mean aversion; return expectations; non-fundamental information; loss aversion;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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