Diversity investing

Manconi, Alberto ; Rizzo, A. Emanuele ; Spalt, Oliver

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2706550
URL: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2706550
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: SSRN Working Paper Series
Place of publication: Rochester, NY
Edition: Rev. 2018
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Finanzwirtschaft u. Finanzmarktinstitutionen (Spalt 2019-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Top management team diversity matters for stock returns. We develop a new text–based measure of team diversity and apply it to a sample of over 40,000 top executives in U.S. firms from 2001 to 2014. Buying firms with diverse teams and selling firms with homogenous teams — a strategy we call “diversity investing” — outperforms leading asset pricing anomalies over our sample period on a value-weighted basis. We examine a range of possible explanations and find strong evidence for the view that analysts and investors have downward-biased return expectations on firms with diverse teams, consistent with a mispricing explanation for diversity returns.

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