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The short-run persistence of performance in funds of hedge funds

David Ardia & Kris Boudt

Résumé There is extensive empirical evidence that funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) quickly change their investment bets as a function of the changing market conditions. In this chapter, we first analyze the stability of risk exposure and performance of FoHFs during the period January 2005–June 2011. We then study the short-run persistence of performance in the FoHFs industry. Past performance is measured using the 1-year trailing return as well as risk-adjusted measures such as the Sharpe ratio and the fund’s alpha based on the Carhart (1997) or Fung and Hsieh (2004) factor models. Over the examined timeframe, we consistently find that using risk-adjusted return measures improves the risk-adjusted performance of the momentum investment strategy. This finding holds for the financial crisis period as well as the pre- and post-crisis periods.
   
Mots-clés Alpha, Funds of Hedge funds, Hot hands, Performance, Sharpe ratio
   
Citation Ardia, D., & Boudt, K. (2013). The short-run persistence of performance in funds of hedge funds. In Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds: The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due Diligence. (pp. 289-301). New-York: G. N. Gregoriou.
   
Type Chapitre de livre (Anglais)
Année 2013
Titre du livre Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds: The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due Diligence
Editeur commercial G. N. Gregoriou (New-York)
Pages 289-301
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124...