Performance Evaluation of Religious Funds

Praveen Das, S. P. Uma Rao, Denis Boudreaux


This exploratory study uses monthly net return data from August 2008 to June 2015 on 5 actively managed religious funds to distinguish between luck and skill of fund managers. The main benchmark of this study is the Fama-French-five-factor-model (2013). First, the abnormal performance, alpha, αi, of the equally weighted mutual fund with the above five factor model is examined. Second, we use the bootstrapping simulation approach of Fama and French (2010), to separate manager’s skill from luck. Equally weighted fund exhibits skill.

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print)ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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