On the performance of emerging market equity mutual funds

Joop Huij, Thierry Post

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We document persistence in the performance of emerging market equity funds and find several notable differences compared to US equity funds. First, the contribution of winner funds to the return spread between winner and losers is substantially larger for emerging market funds. Second, only a small portion of the return spread between winners and losers can be attributed to momentum effects in emerging markets. Third, winner funds in emerging markets generate returns that are sufficiently large enough to cover their expenses. Overall, our findings suggest that emerging market funds generally display better performance than US funds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-249
Number of pages12
JournalEmerging Markets Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011


  • Emerging markets
  • Equity mutual funds
  • Momentum
  • Performance persistence
  • Size effect
  • Value effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics


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