Managerial Performance and Closed-End Country Fund Premiums: A Lead or Lag Relationship?

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Iuliana Ismailescu

Pace University - Lubin School of Business

Ben S. Branch

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Isenberg School of Management

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Date Written: November 16, 2010

Abstract

Herein, we examine whether changes in closed-end country fund premiums lead and/or lag management performance. Using a sample of 46 country funds and a time period of 11 years, we find evidence of a significant negative relationship between past performance and current fund premiums, but no support for the hypothesis that past premiums are indicative of future performance. Furthermore, the above results are driven primarily by the emerging market funds. The difference between emerging market and developed market fund premiums' response to past performance, although less obvious, continues to hold in the crises period, but vanishes in the tranquil period.

Suggested Citation

Ismailescu, Iuliana and Branch, Ben S., Managerial Performance and Closed-End Country Fund Premiums: A Lead or Lag Relationship? (November 16, 2010). International Review of Finance, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 433-453, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1733363 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2443.2010.01107.x

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