Tonks, Ian (2002) Performance persistence of pension fund managers. Discussion paper: UBS Pensions Series 001, 423. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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This paper examines persistence over time in the performance of fund managers responsible for making the investment decisions of UK pension funds. Previous work on UK pension funds found little evidence of fund manager persistence, but we argue that this may have been due to survivorship bias in the construction of these data samples, which may have disguised true persistence. Using a large sample of pension funds over the period 1983-97 in which there is less survivorship bias, we find strong evidence of persistence in abnormal returns generated by fund managers over one year time horizons.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2002 The Author|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Pension funds, Fund management, Performance measurement|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G23 - Pension Funds; Other Private Financial Institutions|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Financial Markets Group (FMG)
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