Thursday, December 15, 2011


Investor Behavior, Hedge Fund Returns and Strategies

By Andres Bello, University of Texas-Pan American, Gökçe Soydemir, California State University Stanislaus, and Jan Smolarski, University of Texas-Pan American

Their paper finds that irrational sentiments play a role in hedge fund returns. The authors also find that investors can make use of "irrational beta" to avoid funds that display greater irrational behavior. (Note: study is a working paper.)

Download the full article here. From the December 2011 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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