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The Santa Claus Stock Rally – Fact or Fiction?

As we approach the holidays, stock market reports increasingly contain the terms “Santa Claus rally” or “end of year rally”. Both expressions refer to the same effect. Supposedly, stock returns during the last trading days of the year exceed those… Continue Reading →

How to win the World Cup

The football world cup is in its final stage and everyone is wondering: Who is going to win the trophy? Especially when you’ve participated in a betting pool, you would like to find criteria on which team to bet. Econometric… Continue Reading →

Do Fund Managers Improve with Age?

Experience can be helpful – at work, but also in everyday life. In this post, we showed that prior work experience outside the investment industry helps mutual fund managers. Other studies find that experience as a fund manager may also… Continue Reading →

Do Investors Profit from Prior Work Experience? Paper Accepted at Review of Financial Studies Provides an Answer

How does prior work experience affect investment choices? This question is crucial for our understanding of financial markets – especially the investment industry. We are proud to announce that the paper “The Investment Value of Mutual Fund Managers’ Experience outside… Continue Reading →

The Weak Sex? Female Fund Managers and Sentiment Shocks Part II

In yesterday’s post, we compared male and female fund managers. Our main take-aways: Funds of female managers are considerably smaller, slightly more expensive, and have smaller turnover. Female fund managers take on less unsystematic risk Today for International Women’s Day,… Continue Reading →

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