Active share, fund style and performance

 

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dc.contributor.advisor West, Darron en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Siddle, Richard en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-02T08:45:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-02T08:45:48Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Siddle, R. 2014. Active share, fund style and performance. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13300
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The South African unit trust industry was found to display low levels of Active Share compared to international levels. A sample of unit trusts, representing approximately 58.2% of assets under management in the South African general equity fund industry, was selected based on the availability of the information necessary to perform this analysis. The average Active Share demonstrated by the sample of unit trusts has decreased from 60.85% in June 2007 to 55.65% in June 2013. A fund flow analysis confirmed that fund managers' portfolio decisions are highly affected by the risk of outflows and possibility of inflows. Managers faced with a high risk of outflows and low possibility of inflows adjusted their Active Share by approximately double that of managers with a moderate risk of outflows and inflows. A similar result was found when comparing managers experiencing a low risk of outflows and a high possibility of inflows, to managers experiencing a moderate risk of outflows and inflows. Under varying market conditions, unit trusts exhibiting the highest Active Share and tracking error (concentrated stock picker) earned a significantly higher alpha than unit trusts exhibiting the lowest Active Share and tracking error (closet indexer). During the financial crisis and in the subsequent bull market to previous highs, concentrated stock pickers earned a significantly higher alpha than closet indexers. In bull markets breaking through previous highs, concentrated stock pickers earned the lowest alpha. The alpha earned by unit trusts exhibiting the highest level of Active Share was significantly higher than the alpha earned by unit trusts exhibiting the lowest level of Active Share. The benefit of distinguishing between truly active (concentrated stock picker) unit trusts and closet indexer unit trusts is clear. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Financial Management en_ZA
dc.title Active share, fund style and performance en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Finance and Tax en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Siddle, R. (2014). <i>Active share, fund style and performance</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Department of Finance and Tax. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13300 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Siddle, Richard. <i>"Active share, fund style and performance."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Department of Finance and Tax, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13300 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Siddle R. Active share, fund style and performance. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Department of Finance and Tax, 2014 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13300 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Siddle, Richard AB - The South African unit trust industry was found to display low levels of Active Share compared to international levels. A sample of unit trusts, representing approximately 58.2% of assets under management in the South African general equity fund industry, was selected based on the availability of the information necessary to perform this analysis. The average Active Share demonstrated by the sample of unit trusts has decreased from 60.85% in June 2007 to 55.65% in June 2013. A fund flow analysis confirmed that fund managers' portfolio decisions are highly affected by the risk of outflows and possibility of inflows. Managers faced with a high risk of outflows and low possibility of inflows adjusted their Active Share by approximately double that of managers with a moderate risk of outflows and inflows. A similar result was found when comparing managers experiencing a low risk of outflows and a high possibility of inflows, to managers experiencing a moderate risk of outflows and inflows. Under varying market conditions, unit trusts exhibiting the highest Active Share and tracking error (concentrated stock picker) earned a significantly higher alpha than unit trusts exhibiting the lowest Active Share and tracking error (closet indexer). During the financial crisis and in the subsequent bull market to previous highs, concentrated stock pickers earned a significantly higher alpha than closet indexers. In bull markets breaking through previous highs, concentrated stock pickers earned the lowest alpha. The alpha earned by unit trusts exhibiting the highest level of Active Share was significantly higher than the alpha earned by unit trusts exhibiting the lowest level of Active Share. The benefit of distinguishing between truly active (concentrated stock picker) unit trusts and closet indexer unit trusts is clear. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Active share, fund style and performance TI - Active share, fund style and performance UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13300 ER - en_ZA


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