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Like that of most technical analysts, my analytical work for many years relied on traditional chart analysis supported by a host of internal technical indicators. About five years ago, however, my technical work took a different direction. As consulting editor for the Commodity Research Bureau (CRB), I spent a considerable amount of time analyzing the Commodity Research Bureau Futures Price Index, which measures the trend of commodity prices.
Asset prices are determined by investors’ risk preferences and by the distributions
of assets’ risky future payments. Economists refer to these two bases
of prices as investor "tastes" and the economy’s "technologies" for generating
asset returns. A satisfactory theory of asset valuation must consider how individuals
allocate their wealth among assets having different future payments.
This chapter explores the development of expected utility theory, the standard
approach for modeling investor choices over risky assets....
Diversification & Asset Allocation
The role and impact of diversification were first formally explained in the early 1950s by Harry Markowitz. Based on his work, we will look at how diversification works, and how we can be sure we have an efficiently diversified portfolio.
CHAPTER 20 Incorporating CTAs into the Asset Allocation Process: A Mean-Modified Value at Risk Framework. Value at risk has become a heavily used risk management tool, and an important approach for setting capital requirements for banks. In this study, we examine the effect of including a CTA in a traditional portfolio.
CHAPTER 17 Diversification and Asset Allocation
Intuitively, we all know that diversification is important for managing investment risk. But how exactly does diversification work, and how can we be sure we have an efficiently diversified portfolio? Insightful answers can be gleaned from the modern theory of diversification and asset allocation.
Like that of most technical analysts, my analytical work for many years relied on
traditional chart analysis supported by a host of internal technical indicators. About
five years ago, however, my technical work took a different direction. As consulting
editor for the Commodity Research Bureau (CRB), I spent a considerable amount of
time analyzing the Commodity Research Bureau Futures Price Index, which measures
the trend of commodity prices.
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Asset allocation investigates the optimal division of a portfolio among different asset
classes. Standard theory involves the optimal mix of risky stocks, bonds, and cash
together with various subdivisions of these asset classes. Underlying this is the insight
that diversification allows for achieving a balance between risk and return: by using
different types of investment, losses may be limited and returns are made less volatile
without losing too much potential gain.
The content of this book has become ever more relevant after the recent 2007–2009 and 2011 financial
crises, one consequence of which was greatly increased scepticism among investment professionals about
the received wisdom drawn from standard finance, modern portfolio theory and its later developments.
The main regulatory changes made during 2010 where in New Zealand, Chile, Hungary and Turkey.
With regards to New Zealand, responses contained in Tables 1 and 4 have been modified to reflect the
requirement of a restriction on the amount of Growth Assets being not less than 15% or more than 25% of
the default allocated members assets in growth assets for the KiwiSaver
In Chile, the Investment Regime changed the definition of hedging in January 2010. Until 2009, the
hedging was made in relation to the denomination currency of mutual funds and investment funds.
The prominence of private health insurance has been buttressed by government interventions
directed at PHI markets in several OECD health systems, although the effectiveness of policies aimed at
increasing market size and fostering outcome quality has differed widely. Australia, Ireland, the
Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the United States have promoted and maintained a large and
viable private health insurance market because policy makers have concluded that mixed public-private
coverage systems can better deliver desired health policy and social outcomes.
This paper brings these issues to a unique data set that contains the monthly returns of
European-domiciled equity mutual fund managers over a 20-year period. Specically, we ask
whether an investor can outperform when she has access to country-specic managers across several
developed European markets, and is allowed to rotate the portfolio allocation among the countries
(and managers) as macroeconomic conditions in Europe evolve.
What our initial study did contemplate, however, was that
support measures need to be flexible to fulfill the markets’
needs. A wide spectrum of financial intermediaries, active in
microfinance in the EU (microfinance institutions, “MFIs”), has
been developing, and the product range offered to them has
to be sufficiently wide in order to meet their diverse needs and
to enable them to provide efficient support to the final
Now, the roll-out of Progress Microfinance is well under way
since end of 2010.
Local institutional investors in Brazil—pension funds and mutual funds—have been less
active in the equity market. For instance, mutual funds’ asset allocation has been
concentrated in safe and liquid assets such as government bonds and repo transactions.
Pension funds, whose return target is typically set to achieve a certain spread over the rate of
inflation in the context of a high short-term interest rate environment, tend to invest in
inflation-linked bonds rather than equities.
Green projects - particularly sustainable energy sources and clean technology - include multiple
technologies, at different stages of maturity, and require different types of financing vehicle. Most pension
funds are more interested in lower risk investments which provide a steady, inflation adjusted income
stream - with green bonds consequently gaining interest as an asset class, particularly - though not only -
with the SRI universe of institutional investors.
Indeed, in the presence of predictability in fund risk loadings and benchmark
returns, optimal portfolios consist entirely of actively managed funds even when the
possibility of manager skills in stock selection and benchmark timing is ruled out. That is,
actively managed funds allow the investor to capitalize on predictability in benchmarks
and fund risk loadings in a way that cannot be achieved through long-only index fund
We now turn to analyze predictability in manager skills.