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Vulnerable Funds?

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  • Fricke, Christoph
  • Fricke, Daniel

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We develop a macro-prudential stress test for the fund sector by including the well-documented flow-performance relationship as an additional funding shock in the model of Greenwood et al. (2015). Here, systemic risks can arise due to funds' fire sales of commonly held assets. Using data on U.S. equity mutual funds, we explore the determinants of individual funds' vulnerability to systemic asset liquidations and highlight the importance of portfolio illiquidity.

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  • Fricke, Christoph & Fricke, Daniel, 2017. "Vulnerable Funds?," Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking 168209, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • 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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