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Market integration: A risk-budgeting guide for pure alpha investors

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  • Caicedo-Llano, Juliana
  • Dionysopoulos, Thomas
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    A long-short beta neutral portfolio strategy is constructed based on earnings yields forecasts and a shrunk covariance matrix. Positions are modified with an innovative technique of time-varying risk budgeting based on an integration measure. We consider a set of 14 developed equity markets indexes for the period of January 1993 to August 2006 in local currencies. Our resulting market neutral strategy has an Information ratio of 1:2 compared to 0:8 for a strategy without risk budgeting. We rely on a principal components analysis to extract the factors with which we build an integration measure and we relate these factors to the framework of an asset-pricing model. We also show the results taking into account transaction costs and the use of a single currency.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Multinational Financial Management.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 313-327

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:mulfin:v:18:y:2008:i:4:p:313-327

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