n Investment Analysts Journal - Institutional herding : evidence from the South African unit trust industry

Volume 2002, Issue 55
  • ISSN : 1029-3523
  • E-ISSN: 2077-0227
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Extracted from text ... Number 55 - Part 2 S Gilmour and EvdM Smit Institutional herding: Evidence from the South African unit trust industry 1. Introduction The synchronous trading by institutional investors has interested market analysts, fund managers and academic researchers for some time. Recent research in this field has attempted to establish empirical evidence of so-called herding behaviour by institutional investors when trading securities. In addition to studying the presence of herding, most research has modelled the reasons that underpin its existence, and attempted to measure the impact of this phenomenon on share prices and equity market indices. This impact is in fact ..

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