Original Research

Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

, 32:85

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Performance persistence and its influence on money and investor flows into Spanish pension plans

  • Luis FerruzAffiliated withDepartment of Accounting and Finance, University of Zaragoza Email author 
  • , Luis VicenteAffiliated withDepartment of Accounting and Finance, University of Zaragoza
  • , Laura AndreuAffiliated withDepartment of Accounting and Finance, University of Zaragoza

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Abstract

This article analyzes the phenomenon of performance persistence in Spanish equity pension plans between 1999 and 2006 to determine whether plans with higher performance in one period continue obtaining higher performance in the future. It also aims to determine the influence of past performance on investor behavior in order to examine whether money and investor flows of these portfolios are affected by past performance. The results reveal the existence of short-term performance persistence and a statistically significant relationship between historical returns and investment flows.

Keywords

Pension plans Investor behavior Investor flows Contingency tables

JEL Classification

G11