EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

ETF use among actively managed mutual fund portfolios

D. Eli Sherrill, Sara E. Shirley and Jeffrey R. Stark

Journal of Financial Markets, 2020, vol. 51, issue C

Abstract: It is well known that actively managed mutual funds use exchange-traded funds (ETFs), although current research has yet to establish the benefits of these positions. Focusing on ETF type, we investigate whether or not ETFs impact portfolio management. Funds using benchmark ETFs see reductions in cash holdings, particularly during periods of large flows, and lower tracking error. In contrast, non-benchmark ETF positions improve the performance of large mutual funds investing in micro-cap stocks while also reducing portfolio risk. While studies caution against the extensive use of ETFs, we conclude that ETFs can provide tangible benefits for funds when considering the type of ETF used.

Keywords: Mutual fund; Mutual fund holdings; Portfolio management; Exchange-traded fund (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G11 G20 G23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386418119303593
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:finmar:v:51:y:2020:i:c:s1386418119303593

DOI: 10.1016/j.finmar.2019.100529

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Financial Markets is currently edited by B. Lehmann, D. Seppi and A. Subrahmanyam

More articles in Journal of Financial Markets from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().

 
Page updated 2021-06-30
Handle: RePEc:eee:finmar:v:51:y:2020:i:c:s1386418119303593