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Investor Attrition and Fund Flows in Mutual Funds
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
We explore the properties of equity mutual funds that experience a loss of assets after poor performance. We document that both inflows and outflows are less sensitive to performance, because performance-sensitive investors leave or decide not to invest after bad performance. Consistent with the idea that attrition measures the sorting of performance-sensitive investors, we find that attrition has less of an impact on the fund's flow–performance sensitivity for institutional funds where theredoi:10.1017/s0022109017000291 fatcat:44efggwysvbrndbp4wqwzmsocu