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FOREIGN FUND MANAGERS GARNER FEWER INVESTORS

INVESTORS ARE OFTEN RELUCTANT TO INVEST IN MUTUAL FUNDS THAT APPEAR TO BE MANAGED BY “FOREIGNERS”
BY PETER HAAPANIEMI

When it comes to putting their hard-earned money into mutual funds, most people will tell you that they base their decisions on factors such as how the fund invests and how well it performs. But, in reality, many investors allow personal social biases to trump rational analysis, according to a study headed by Alok Kumar, the School’s Gabelli Asset Management Professor of Finance.


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Were you surprised to learn that people are less likely to invest in funds managed by people with “foreign-sounding” names?

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