Do Australian hedge fund managers possess timing abilities?

Viet Do, Robert Faff, Madhu Veeraraghavan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article focuses on the performance of Australian hedge funds. Using a survivorship bias free sample, we investigate whether Australian hedge fund managers have the ability to outguess the market. Specifically, we test the market timing and volatility timing skills of fund managers. Our findings show that Australian hedge fund managers do not possess market timing skills, but they do exhibit superior stock selection ability. Our findings also show that while Australian managers do not have market volatility timing skills, their US counterparts do exhibit such skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Financial Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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