What Do Mutual Fund Managers’ Private Portfolios Tell Us about Their Skills?

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I study a registry-based dataset of Swedish mutual fund managers’ personal portfolios. The majority of managers do not invest personal wealth into the very same funds they professionally manage. The managers who do invest personal money into their funds subsequently outperform the managers who do not. The results suggest that fund managers, in contrast to regular investors, are certain about their ability to generate an abnormal return, or lack thereof, and invest their personal wealth accordingly.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100999
JournalJournal of Financial Intermediation
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2022

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Epub ahead of print. Published online: 19 October 2022.


  • Mutual fund performance
  • Fund manager skill
  • Fund manager ownership

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