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Optimal multi-currency investment strategies with exact attribution in three Asian countries

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  • Los, Cornelis A.

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Singer and Karnosky's (1995) exact and complete return attribution framework does not account for risk, since it ignores accumulated historical information. Its implied investment strategy selection is based on simple return maximization and ignores that investment strategies are correlated via intra-and inter-market risks. Using simple tensor algebra we extend their exact accounting framework to include market risk measurements for n countries. The resulting n^2 x n^2 strategy risk matrix exactly decomposes into a tensor sum of the n x n fundamental market risk matrices. Since the strategy risk matrix is singular with rank = 2n-1

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

Volume (Year): 8 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (September)
Pages: 169-198

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mulfin:v:8:y:1998:i:2-3:p:169-198

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  1. Cornelis A. Los, 2004. "Measuring Financial Cash Flow and Term Structure Dynamics," Finance 0409046, EconWPA.
  2. Cornelis A. Los, 2004. "Optimal Asian Multi-Currency Strategy Portfolios with Exact Risk Attribution," Finance 0409038, EconWPA.
  3. Cornelis A. Los, 2004. "Model Uncertainty, Complexity and Rank in Finance," Econometrics 0411013, EconWPA.
  4. Cornelis A. Los, 2004. "Nonparametric Efficiency Testing of Asian Stock Markets Using Weekly Data," Finance 0409033, EconWPA.

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