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Hedge funds and optimal asset allocation: Bayesian expectations and spanning tests

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  • Wolfgang Bessler

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  • Julian Holler

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  • Philipp Kurmann

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Financial Markets and Portfolio Management.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 109-141

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:fmktpm:v:26:y:2012:i:1:p:109-141

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    Keywords: Hedge funds; Asset allocation; Bayesian statistics; G11; G23;

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    1. Wolff, Dominik & Bessler, Wolfgang & Opfer, Heiko, 2012. "Multi-Asset Portfolio Optimization and Out-of-Sample Performance: An Evaluation of Black-Litterman, Mean Variance and Naïve Diversification Approaches," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62020, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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