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Robust Portfolio Allocation with Systematic Risk Contribution Restrictions

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  • Serge Darolles

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    (Paris-Dauphine University and CREST)

  • Christian Gouriéroux

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    (CREST and University of Toronto)

  • Emmanuelle Jay

    (Quantitative Asset Management Laboratory)

Abstract

The standard mean-variance approach can imply extreme weights in some assets in the optimal allocation and a lack of stability of this allocation over time. To improve the robustness of the portfolio allocation, but also to better control for the portfolio turnover and the sensitivity of the portfolio to systematic risk, it is proposed in this paper to introduce additional constraints on both the total systematic risk contribution of the portfolio and its turnover. Our paper extends the existing literature on risk parity in three directions: i) we consider other risk criteria than the variance, such as the Value-at-Risk (VaR), or the Expected Shortfall; ii) we manage separately the systematic and idiosyncratic components of the portfolio risk; iii) we introduce a set of portfolio management approaches which control for the degree of market neutrality of the portfolio, for the strength of the constraint on systematic risk contribution and for the turnover

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Paper provided by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in its series Working Papers with number 2012-35.

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Date of creation: Dec 2012
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Keywords: Asset Allocation; Portfolio Turnover; Risk Diversification; Minimum Variance Portfolio; Risk Parity Portfolio; Systematic Risk; Euler Allocation; Hedge Fund;

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