CRSP Survivor-Bias-Free US Mutual Funds
As the provider of the only complete database of both active and inactive mutual funds, CRSP leads the way in mutual fund research. The CRSP Survivor-Bias-Free US Mutual Fund Database serves as a foundation for research and benchmarking for this asset class. The survivor-bias-free nature of the database ensures accurate performance benchmarks and valid analysis.
The CRSP Survivor-Bias-Free US Mutual Fund Database was initially developed by Mark M. Carhart of Goldman Sachs Asset Management for his 1995 dissertation (Chicago Booth) entitled, “Survivor Bias and Persistence in Mutual Fund Performance.” This also filled a need for survivor-bias-free data coverage.