We find evidence that conflicts of interest are pervasive in the asset management business owned by investment banks. Using data from 1990 to 2008, we compare the alphas of mutual funds, hedge funds and institutional funds operated by investment banks and non-bank conglomerates. We find that while there is no difference in performance by fund type but being owned by an investment bank reduces alphas by 46 basis points per year in our baseline model. Making lead loans increases alphas but the dispersion
Berzins, J., Liu, C. H., & Trzcinka, C. (2013). Asset management and investment banking [Electronic article]. The Center for Real Estate and Finance Working Paper Series, 2013-008, 1-46.