Asset Manager Selection based on historical performance - English Version

PPCmetrics Research Paper Nr. 3/2013, September 2013

Oliver Kunkel, Dr. Hansruedi Scherer

Historical performance is a frequently used criterion to select asset managers. Our empirical analysis, however, shows that after hiring an asset manager with such an outstanding performance, the asset manager performs significantly worse in the period after the selection. In some cases, the selected managers even performed significantly worse than a control sample.