Factors affecting the birth and fund flows of CTAs

Viet Do, Robert Faff, Paul Lajbcygier, Madhu Veeraraghavan, Mikhail Tupitsyn

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Our paper investigates the timing of the inception of commodity trading advisors and the relationship between their fund flows and performance. Our results show that commodity trading advisor industry performance has, over the long-run (short-run), a positive (negative) effect on new commodity trading advisors. The functional form of the flow-performance relation varies across commodity trading advisor subcategories. Also, we do not observe a ‘smart money’ effect, indicating that investors are generally unsuccessful in choosing subsequent high-performing commodity trading advisors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-352
Number of pages29
JournalAustralian Journal of Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2016


  • Commodity trading advisors
  • flow-performance relation
  • fund flows
  • smart money effect

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