Testing non-linear dependence in the hedge fund industry
AbstractThis paper proposes a parsimonious approach to test non-linear dependence on the conditional mean and variance of hedge funds with respect to several market factors. My approach introduces non-linear dependence by means of empirically relevant polynomial functions of the factors. For comparison purposes, I also consider multifactor extensions of tests based on piecewise linear alternatives. I apply these tests to a database of monthly returns on 1,071 hedge funds. I find that non-linear dependence on the mean is highly sensitive to the factors that I consider. However, I obtain a much stronger evidence of nonlinear dependence on the conditional variance.
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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Generalised Hyperbolic Distribution; Correlation; Asymmetry; Multifactor Models;
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- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-2010-04-04 (Econometrics)
- NEP-ETS-2010-04-04 (Econometric Time Series)
- NEP-FMK-2010-04-04 (Financial Markets)
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- Antonio Diez De Los Rios & René Garcia, 2011.
"Assessing and valuing the nonlinear structure of hedge fund returns,"
Journal of Applied Econometrics,
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 26(2), pages 193-212, March.
- Antonio Diez de los Rios & René Garcia, 2006. "Assessing and Valuing the Non-Linear Structure of Hedge Fund Returns," Working Papers 06-31, Bank of Canada.
- Giovanni Barone Adesi & Patrick Gagliardini & Giovanni Urga, 2004. "Testing Asset Pricing Models With Coskewness," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 22, pages 474-485, October.
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