Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103754
Authors: 
Cici, Gjergji
Dahm, Laura K.
Kempf, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CFR Working Paper 14-14
Abstract: 
Mutual funds are part of larger organizations, which make decisions with consequences for all their member funds. This study examines how the efficiency of trading desks operated by fund families affects the performance and trading of affiliated funds. We introduce a novel approach to measure the efficiency of trading desks, which allows for comparisons across families with different investable universes. By operating efficient trading desks, which reduce trading costs, fund families improve the performance of their funds significantly. Furthermore, the lower trading costs resulting from more efficient trading desks enable mutual funds to trade more and hold less liquid portfolios.
Subjects: 
mutual funds
fund families
trading efficiency
fund performance
investment behavior
JEL: 
D23
G23
G24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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