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Conceptual Framework for the Determinants of Mutual Fund Performance in Malaysia

Hafinaz Hasniyanti Hassan ()
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Hafinaz Hasniyanti Hassan: Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia Author-2-Name: Nazimah Hussin Author-2-Workplace-Name: Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia Author-3-Name: Author-3-Workplace-Name: Author-4-Name: Author-4-Workplace-Name: Author-5-Name: Author-5-Workplace-Name: Author-6-Name: Author-6-Workplace-Name: Author-7-Name: Author-7-Workplace-Name: Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:

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Abstract: Objective - The aim of the study is to identify the determinants of mutual fund performance. Mutual funds have grown in the global financial scene since the 1890s. Past studies have examined various issues associated with mutual funds. However, in Malaysia, mutual fund related studies are rather limited. While most global researches observe the determinants of conventional mutual fund performance, the literature in Malaysia focuses only on a comparison of the performance of mutual funds. Hence, this study aims to fill that gap by providing a framework to assess the determinants of mutual fund performance. More specifically, the study proposes a conceptual framework to determine the effect of historical return, fund governance, timing and selection skills on mutual fund performance. The advancement of the study can be found through the use of theory of performance and mutual fund fees as a mediator in determining the performance of mutual fund fees. Methodology/Technique - A quantitative approach based on secondary data will be used in this study. Multivariate regression analysis and structural equation modelling is also used to evaluate the relationship between the variables. Findings - A conceptual framework is proposed based on the Theory of Performance. The model fit and the mediating role of mutual fund fees will be confirmed after the collection of the research data. It is expected that historical return, fund governance, timing and selection skills will affect mutual fund performance and mutual fund fees will mediate the relationship between the two. Novelty – This study will provide a new perspective on mutual fund performance by using the Theory of Performance. In addition, the mediating role of mutual fund fees is further examined in relation to the specified determinants and mutual fund performance.

Keywords: Mutual Funds; Fees; Performance; Mediator; Theory of Performance. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G10 G11 G19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-12-11
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Published in Journal of Finance and Banking Review, Volume 3, Issue 4

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