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Dynamic risk exposures in hedge funds

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  • Billio, Monica
  • Getmansky, Mila
  • Pelizzon, Loriana

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A regime-switching beta model is proposed to measure dynamic risk exposures of hedge funds to various risk factors during different market volatility conditions. Hedge fund exposures strongly depend on whether the equity market (S&P 500) is in the up, down, or tranquil regime. In the down-state of the market, when market volatility is high and returns are very low, S&P 500, Small–Large, Credit Spread, and VIX are common risk factors for most of the hedge fund strategies. This suggests that hedge fund exposures to the market, liquidity, credit, and volatility risks change depending on market conditions, and these risks are potentially common factors for the hedge fund industry in the down-state of the market.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.

Volume (Year): 56 (2012)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
Pages: 3517-3532

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Keywords: Hedge funds; Regime-switching models; Risk management; Liquidity; Financial crises;

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Cited by:
  1. Boyson, Nicole M. & Stahel, Christof W. & Stulz, Rene, 2008. "Hedge Fund Contagion and Liquidity," Working Paper Series 2008-8, Ohio State University, Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics.
  2. Loriana Pelizzon & Monica Billio & Mila Getmansky, 2008. "Non-Parametric Analysis of Hedge Fund Returns: New Insights from High Frequency Data," Working Papers 2008_11, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".

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