Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Capital Protected Notes for Loss Averse Investors : A Counterintuitive Result

Contents:

Author Info

  • Patrick Roger

    ()
    (Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie, Université Louis Pasteur)

Abstract

Capital protected notes are very popular structured products since the internet bubble burst in 2000. Investors are protected against large losses they could suffer if they were investing directly in the underlying index or portfolio of stocks. It then seems intuitive that such products are attractive for loss averse investors. However, using a simple version of cumulative prospect theory, we show that these products are not attractive when the investor takes either the underlying index or the risk-free investment as the reference point. She always prefer an investment in the index or in the risk-free portfolio, depending on her coefficient of loss aversion.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://ifs.u-strasbg.fr/large/publications/2008/2008-16.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie (LaRGE), Université de Strasbourg in its series Working Papers of LaRGE Research Center with number 2008-16.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 2008
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:lar:wpaper:2008-16

Contact details of provider:
Postal: 61, Avenue de la Forêt Noire, F-67085 Strasbourg Cedex
Phone: (33) 3 90 41 41 30
Fax: (33) 3 90 41 40 50
Web page: http://ifs.unistra.fr/large
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Structured finance; prospect theory; loss aversion; capital protection.;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lar:wpaper:2008-16. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christophe J. Godlewski).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.