An academic research paper has found evidence that mutual fund managers misclassify their holdings, resulting in "pervasive misclassifications across the universe of US fixed income mutual funds by Morningstar, who relies on these reported holdings".
The paper, Don't take their word for it: The Misclassification of Bond Mutual Funds, by professors Huaizhi Chen, Lauren Cohen and Umit Gurun, claims to be the first systematic study comparing fund reported...
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