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TítuloThe performance of socially responsible equity mutual funds: evidence from Sweden
Autor(es)Leite, Carlos
Cortez, Maria do Céu
Silva, Florinda
Adcock, Chris
Palavras-chaveSocially responsible funds
Performance evaluation
Conditional models
Swedish market
RevistaBusiness Ethics: A European Review
Resumo(s)This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of socially responsible (SR) funds in Sweden by assessing fund managers’ abilities and performances across different market states. These issues are analyzed at the aggregate and individual fund levels. The paper also presents several new statistical tests that allow more precise inferences about differences in performance and the variability in fund returns arising from different benchmarks. In general, SR and conventional funds perform similarly to the market. At the aggregate level, SR funds investing in Sweden and Europe perform similarly to conventional funds, while those investing globally tend to underperform. This underperformance seems to be linked with poor selectivity abilities of global SR fund managers. For individual funds, the performance of both types of funds is more similar. Most funds perform similarly in crisis periods compared to non-crisis periods. Overall, our results support the view that the similar performance of SR and conventional funds is associated with the mainstreaming of SR investment in Sweden. These findings encourage SR investing both by socially conscious investors who wish to align their social values with their investment decisions, as well as by conventional investors, who will not be penalized by investing in these funds.
Descrição"First published: 30 October 2017"
Versão da editorahttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/beer.12174/abstract
Arbitragem científicayes
Aparece nas coleções:NIPE - Artigos em Revistas de Circulação Internacional com Arbitragem Científica

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