Performance of female hedge fund managers

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dc.contributor.author Garvert, Stacie
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-14T20:52:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-14T20:52:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01-14T20:52:24Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/548
dc.description.abstract It is often argued that women have a tendency to be more risk averse than men. This thesis looks deeper into this sophisticated relationship between women, men and money, and investigates the gender differences among U.S. hedge fund managers. Prior research has considered the relationship between mutual fund performance and fund manager characteristics focusing on age, tenure, and level of education. However, none of these previous studies have looked in depth at the hedge fund arena. I hypothesize that female fund managers take less risk and follow less extreme investment styles that remain more constant over time. This suggests that less trading by female managers takes place with lower portfolio turnover, and results in superior net returns. I expected female money managers to be less overconfident and therefore would then trade less. Despite the similarities between female and male managers, I found evidence supporting my hypothesis that gender does indeed influence the decision making process for both investors and the hedge fund management companies. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Hedge fund performance en
dc.subject female managers en
dc.title Performance of female hedge fund managers en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Agribusiness en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en
dc.description.advisor Allen M. Featherstone en
dc.subject.umi Business Administration, General (0310) en
dc.subject.umi Economics, Finance (0508) en
dc.subject.umi Economics, General (0501) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en


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