THE PERSISTENCE OF RISK LEVELS OF GENERAL EQUITY FUNDS IN AN EMERGING MARKET ECONOMYDownload This Article
The persistence of risk levels of local General Equity unit trusts is evaluated. Variations in absolute and market-adjusted returns are measured to determine whether investors can use historical risk as a proxy for future risk levels. The General Equity funds are fairly homogenous, and different funds should exhibit stable risk levels if the fund managers’ investment mandates and investment styles remain stable over time. The results indicate a degree of absolute and market-adjusted risk stability over time. The market-adjusted risk and return relationship remained stable through the 2008 global crises, indicating that, on average, the fund managers maintained their benchmark-related risk exposures. Both the absolute and market-adjusted results indicate no statistically significant relationship between risk and return for the 2000 to 2012 period.
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How to cite this paper: Lötter, R. (2013). The persistence of risk levels of general equity funds in an emerging market economy. Risk governance & control: financial markets & institutions, 3(3-1), 85-91. https://doi.org/10.22495/rgcv3i3c1art2