Friday, 21 November 2014

2014-96: It Pays to Set the Menu: Mutual Fund Investment Options in 401(k) plans

Otmane El Rhazi, Veronika K. Pool, Clemens Sialm, and Irina Stefanescu. This paper investigates whether mutual fund families acting as service providers in 401(k) plans display favoritism toward their own funds. Using a hand-collected dataset on retirement investment options, we show that poorly-performing funds are less likely to be removed from and more likely to be added to a 401(k) menu if they are affiliated with the plan trustee. We find no evidence that plan participants undo this affiliation bias through their investment choices. Finally, the subsequent performance of poorly- performing affiliated funds indicates that these trustee decisions are not information driven. Full Text



Regards,

Otmane El Rhazi

Press Releases

Equity Trading

Text/Mobile, +44 7414 782 320





RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

ANY OPINIONS, NEWS, RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, OR OTHER INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED AS GENERAL MARKET COMMENTARY ONLY. THERE ARE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH UTILIZING AN INTERNET-BASED DEAL EXECUTION TRADING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE FAILURE OF HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND INTERNET CONNECTION.

No comments:

Post a Comment