Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

8-2010

Abstract

This paper evaluates hedge funds that grantfavorable redemption terms to investors. Within this group of purportedlyliquid funds, high net inflow funds subsequently outperform low net inflowfunds by 4.79% per year after adjusting for risk. The return impact of fundflows is stronger when funds embrace liquidity risk, when market liquidity islow, and when funding liquidity, as measured by the Treasury-Eurodollar spread,aggregate hedge fund flows, and prime broker stock returns, is tight. Inkeeping with an agency explanation, funds with strong incentives to raisecapital, low manager option deltas, and no manager capital co-invested are morelikely to take on excessive liquidity risk. These results resonate with thetheory of funding liquidity by Brunnermeier and Pedersen (2009).

Keywords

Hedge funds, liquidity risk, funding liquidity, asset-liability mismatch

Discipline

Finance | Finance and Financial Management

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

2010 European Finance Association Meetings

City or Country

Frankfurt

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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