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The Survival of Exchange-Listed Hedge Funds

This paper attempts to determine whether exchange-listed hedge funds experience longer lifetimes than non-listed funds, even after factors known to affect survival, such as size and performance, are considered. The Kaplan-Meier estimator is used to compare survival times of listed and non-listed funds. The Cox proportional hazards model is used to make the same comparison, but by controlling for additional factors. The accelerated failure time (AFT) regression model is used to estimate the median survival time of hedge funds, based on values of explanatory variables. A revisited version of this paper was published in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance.

Author(s) :

Greg N. Gregoriou, François-Serge Lhabitant, Fabrice Douglas Rouah

Summary :

This paper attempts to determine whether exchange-listed hedge funds experience longer lifetimes than non-listed funds, even after factors known to affect survival, such as size and performance, are considered. The Kaplan-Meier estimator is used to compare survival times of listed and non-listed funds. The Cox proportional hazards model is used to make the same comparison, but by controlling for additional factors. The accelerated failure time (AFT) regression model is used to estimate the median survival time of hedge funds, based on values of explanatory variables. A revisited version of this paper was published in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance.

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Type : Working paper
Date : 04/06/2009
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