Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

8-2013

Abstract

We investigate the growth strategies of hedge fund firms. We find that firms with successful first funds are able to launch follow-on funds that charge higher performance fees, set more onerous redemption terms, and attract greater inflows. While first funds outperform follow-on funds, the superior performance of the former attenuates following the launch of the second fund. Multiple-product firms underperform single-product firms, but harvest greater fee revenues. Consequently, the multiple-product firm has become the dominant business model in the hedge fund industry.

Keywords

Hedge funds, Franchise, Agency Problems, Multiple-product

Discipline

Finance | Finance and Financial Management

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

2013 European Finance Association Meetings

City or Country

Cambridge

Creative Commons License

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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