Can hedge funds time global equity markets? Evidence from emerging markets
This paper examines the ability of global hedge funds to time a particularly volatile asset class - emerging market equities. In particular, we study whether or not these funds can either time emerging markets as a whole, or time their exposures to different regions. Using both pooled and calendar-time approaches, we generally find no evidence of overall timing ability. However, we do find some evidence of period-specific timing ability during the financial crisis and subsequent recovery.
Review of Financial Economics
Aiken, Adam L.; Kilic, Osman; and Reid, Sean, "Can hedge funds time global equity markets? Evidence from emerging markets" (2016). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 771.