Mutual funds : an analysis of customer behavior, competing investment strategies, and managerial trading skills

Müller, Sebastian

Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2010
Place of publication: Mannheim
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Weber, Martin
Date of oral examination: 1 December 2010
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL u. Finanzwirtschaft, insbes. Bankbetriebslehre (Weber 1993-2017)
Subject: 330 Economics
Subject headings (SWD): Investitionsverhalten
Individual keywords (German): Privatanleger , Investmentfonds , Ratings , Asset Allocation , Handelsverhalten professioneller Investoren
Keywords (English): Private Investors , Mutual Funds , Ratings , Asset Allocation , Professional Investor Trading
Abstract: The major goal of this thesis is to broaden and deepen our understanding on major actors in the mutual fund market. Doing so, it is based on a collection of four individuals papers that analyze 1) how private investors select mutual funds and specifically which investors choose active funds, 2) whether mutual fund ratings are helpful in the fund selection process and how they could be improved, 3) how simple portfolio diversification strategies, that might be considered particularly suitable for private investors, perform relative to complex optimization techniques, and 4) under which situations mutual fund managers are most likely to display superior stock selection skills.

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