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Investing in Mixed Asset Portfolios: the Ex-Post Performance

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  • Carolina Fugazza

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    (CeRP-Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin)

  • Massimo Guidolin

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    (Manchester Business School and CeRP-Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin)

  • Giovanna Nicodano

    ()
    (University of Turin and CeRP-Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin)

Abstract

We calculate the ex-post portfolio performance for an investor who diversifies among stocks, bonds, REITS and cash. Simulations are performed for two alternative asset allocation frameworks – classical and Bayesian - and for scenarios involving two different samples and six different investment horizons. Interestingly, the ex-post welfare cost of restricting portfolio choices to traditional financial assets only is found to be positive in all scenarios for a Bayesian investor. On the contrary, substitution of E-REITS for stocks in optimal portfolios turns out to reduce ex-post portfolio performance over the nineties for a Classical investor.

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Paper provided by Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy) in its series CeRP Working Papers with number 69.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2007
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Handle: RePEc:crp:wpaper:69

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Keywords: optimal asset allocation; real estate; parameter uncertainty; out-of-sample performance;

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