Factors affecting equity mutual fund performance: evidence from Indonesia

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The evaluation of equity mutual fund performance and identification factors that affect mutual fund performance is of great interest to an investor in Indonesia. This study investigates the performance of equity mutual fund by using risk-adjusted performance proposed by Treynor (1965) and examines factors affecting mutual fund performance by using the ability of investment manager (market timing and stock selection skill), fund size, and inflation. To achieve the objectives of this study, a total of 19 equity mutual funds was selected using purposive sampling method from the period from 2011 to 2015. A panel data analysis method has been used to analyze the effect of those factors on the equity mutual fund performance. The result showed that equity mutual fund performance tends to fluctuate in Indonesia. Equity mutual fund performance influenced by stock selection skill and inflation, meanwhile, market timing skill and fund size have no significant effect on the equity mutual fund performance.

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    • Table 1. Research variables and hypotheses
    • Table 2. Descriptive statistics of equity mutual funds
    • Table 3. Panel data regression results