publication . Article . 2016

Multi-asset class mutual funds: Can they time the market? Evidence from the US, UK and Canada

Clare, A.; O'Sullivan, N.; Sherman, M.; Thomas, S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The importance of asset allocation decisions in wealth management is well established. However, given its importance it is perhaps surprising that so little attention has been paid to the question of whether professional fund managers are skilful at timing market movement across asset classes over time. The timing literature has tended to concentrate on the timing skill of single asset class funds. Using data on US, UK and Canadian multi-asset class funds, we apply two alternative methodologies to identify the asset class timing abilities of managers. Overall, whether we apply a returns-based method or a holdings-based testing approach, we find evidence of only ...
Subjects
free text keywords: HG, Net asset value, Basis risk, Non-performing asset, Global assets under management, Alternative asset, Asset (economics), Leverage (finance), Economics, Finance, business.industry, business, Financial economics, Asset allocation

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