Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets

 

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dc.contributor.advisor West, Darron en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Willows, Gizelle en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Simone en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-17T10:13:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-17T10:13:02Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Naidoo, S. 2014. Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8570
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Gender differences in investing is an expanding research area in Behavioural Finance. Research has shown that males and females behave differently in many of their decision-making processes, but this dissertation will focus mainly on the differences in investing behaviours. Because males are generally overconfident and more likely to take risks, they partake more often in competitive types of activities such as trading. Because men overtrade, they incur friction costs which lowers their return. Thus research has shown that, on a risk-adjusted basis, females are better investors than males. This study, based on the findings of Willows (2012), is a literature-based dissertation that investigates gender differences among mutual fund investors and mutual fund managers, as well as the gender differences in mutual fund investors in both developed markets and emerging markets. This dissertation found no significant difference in fund performance based on the manager's or the investor's gender based on market context. However, research is currently very limited in terms of investor behaviour along gender lines in an emerging market such as South African. This dissertation's aim is to set the theoretical basis for a fuller empirical exploration of gender differences in emerging markets. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets 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 Naidoo, S. (2014). <i>Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Department of Finance and Tax. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8570 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Naidoo, Simone. <i>"Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Department of Finance and Tax, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8570 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Naidoo S. Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Department of Finance and Tax, 2014 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8570 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Naidoo, Simone AB - Gender differences in investing is an expanding research area in Behavioural Finance. Research has shown that males and females behave differently in many of their decision-making processes, but this dissertation will focus mainly on the differences in investing behaviours. Because males are generally overconfident and more likely to take risks, they partake more often in competitive types of activities such as trading. Because men overtrade, they incur friction costs which lowers their return. Thus research has shown that, on a risk-adjusted basis, females are better investors than males. This study, based on the findings of Willows (2012), is a literature-based dissertation that investigates gender differences among mutual fund investors and mutual fund managers, as well as the gender differences in mutual fund investors in both developed markets and emerging markets. This dissertation found no significant difference in fund performance based on the manager's or the investor's gender based on market context. However, research is currently very limited in terms of investor behaviour along gender lines in an emerging market such as South African. This dissertation's aim is to set the theoretical basis for a fuller empirical exploration of gender differences in emerging markets. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets TI - Woman's investment pays the best interest: Literature-based dissertation on gender difference in investing in emerging markets UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8570 ER - en_ZA


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