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Análise do Desempenho Recente de Fundos de Investimento no Brasil
[Recent Performance Analysis of Mutual Funds in Brazil]


  • Fonseca, Nelson
  • Bressan, Aureliano
  • Iquiapaza, Robert
  • Guerra, João


This study analyzes the performance of Brazilian Investment Funds between May 2001 and May 2006, using as a guideline the division in fixed-income funds and equity funds. The performance is evaluated in terms of risk and return, using Sharpe and Sortino indexes, with the returns and volatilities being also analyzed through t and F tests. The results indicate that the two categories did not present any significant statistical difference in terms of the mean return in the period. However, differences in the variance along the period generated a better risk x return relation for the fixed income funds, a result that is associated with the high interest rates that were experienced during that period.

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  • Fonseca, Nelson & Bressan, Aureliano & Iquiapaza, Robert & Guerra, João, 2007. "Análise do Desempenho Recente de Fundos de Investimento no Brasil
    [Recent Performance Analysis of Mutual Funds in Brazil]
    ," MPRA Paper 2994, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2994

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    1. Michael C. Jensen, 1968. "The Performance Of Mutual Funds In The Period 1945–1964," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 23(2), pages 389-416, May.
    2. Varga, G., 1999. "Índice de Sharpe e outros Indicadores de Performance Aplicados a Fundos de Ações Brasileiros," Finance Lab Working Papers flwp_12, Finance Lab, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.
    3. Harry Markowitz, 1952. "Portfolio Selection," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 7(1), pages 77-91, March.
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    1. Jordão, Gustavo A. & de Moura, Marcelo L., 2011. "Performance analysis of Brazilian hedge funds," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 165-176, July.
    2. Knebel Baggio, Daniel & Kelm, Martinho Luis & Ferruz Agudo, Luis & Marco Sanjuán, Isabel, 2009. "Análise da formação de carteiras de investimentos: uma aplicação no mercado acionário brasileiro," Gestión Joven "Revista de la Agrupación Joven Iberoamericana de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas". Young Management "Journal of the Young Iberomerican Group of Accounting and Business Adminis, Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas (AECA). Spanish Accounting and Business Administration Association., issue 3, June.

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    Investment funds; Sharpe index; Sortino index;

    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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