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Separating skill from luck in REIT mutual funds

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Layfield, L. and Stevenson, S., (2011) Separating skill from luck in REIT mutual funds. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 06/11. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp33.

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This study uses a bootstrap methodology to explicitly distinguish between skill and luck for 80 Real Estate Investment Trust Mutual Funds in the period January 1995 to May 2008. The methodology successfully captures non-normality in the idiosyncratic risk of the funds. Using unconditional, beta conditional and alpha-beta conditional estimation models, the results indicate that all but one fund demonstrates poor skill. Tests of robustness show that this finding is largely invariant to REIT market conditions and maturity.

Item Type:Report (Working Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:26967
Publisher:University of Reading
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