Article

Institutional industry herding: Intentional or spurious?

Citation

Gavriilidis K, Kallinterakis V & Leire-Ferreira MP (2013) Institutional industry herding: Intentional or spurious?. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 26 (1), pp. 192-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2013.05.008

Abstract
This paper investigates the extent to which institutional herding at the industry level is motivated by intent. We assess intent using both market and sector states based on three variables (returns; volatility; volume), in order to gauge whether herding intent is more relevant to conditions prevailing in a sector or the market as a whole. Using a unique database of quarterly portfolio holdings of Spanish funds, we produce evidence that institutional herding in the Spanish market is intentional for most sectors, manifesting itself mainly during periods when the market as a whole or the specific sector under examination has underperformed, generated rising/high volatility and exhibited rising/high volume.

Keywords
Institutional investors; Industry herding; Intent; Spain

Journal
Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money: Volume 26, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/10/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/16447
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1042-4431