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19 April 2018

On behalf of the School of Economics and Finance you are cordially invited to attend a seminar where Dr Ravi Sastry from University of Melbourne will present on "Does Limited Investor Attention Explain Mutual Fund Flows? Evidence from Sector Funds".

Abstract:

Recent mutual fund studies demonstrate that investors utilize the CAPM to allocate capital across various funds. We posit that investors appear to utilize the CAPM because funds provide information on market returns and investors use this easily available information due to their limited attention to additional factors. Among sector funds, where both sector and market returns are provided, although sector returns are not risk factors, investors respond to sector information in allocation decisions because it is easily available. Our evidence suggests that mutual funds can improve allocation decisions by providing appropriate fund performance benchmarks.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information please see Dr Ravi Sastry's website.

Date
19 April 2018 - 19 April 2018
Time
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location
Gardens Point Campus, Z Block, Level 8
Room
GP - Z808
Cost
Free to attend
Organisation
QUT School of Economics and Finance
Info
Dr Ruchith Dissanayake
Phone
07 3138 9164
Email
r.dissanayake@qut.edu.au
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