The presentation will discuss recent research on the value of active mutual fund management. The specific topics addressed will include quantifying managerial activeness, analyzing its impact on fund performance, and investigating the role of investment horizon on fund performance.
Mikhail Simutin is an Assistant Professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His research interests include empirical asset pricing, mutual funds, and risk and performance measurement. Prof. Simutin’s work has appeared in academic publications such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and Review of Asset Pricing Studies. He has presented at numerous conferences and universities, and his research has been cited in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times of London. Prof. Simutin teaches in Rotman’s MBA program and was awarded “Instructor of the Year” in 2014 and 2015. He received his B.A. from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.