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Liquidity: Considerations of a Portfolio Manager

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  • Laurie Simon Hodrick
  • Pamela C. Moulton

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"This paper examines liquidity and how it affects the behavior of portfolio managers, who account for a significant portion of trading in many assets. We define an asset to be perfectly liquid if a portfolio manager can trade the quantity she desires when she desires at a price not worse than the uninformed expected value. A portfolio manager is limited by both what she needs to attain and the ease with which she can attain it, making her sensitive to three dimensions of liquidity: price, timing, and quantity. Deviations from perfect liquidity in any of these dimensions impose shadow costs on the portfolio manager. By focusing on the trade-off between sacrificing on price and quantity instead of the canonical price-time trade-off, the model yields several novel empirical implications. Understanding a portfolio manager's liquidity considerations provides important insights into the liquidity of many assets and asset classes." Copyright (c) 2009 Financial Management Association International..

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  • Laurie Simon Hodrick & Pamela C. Moulton, 2009. "Liquidity: Considerations of a Portfolio Manager," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 38(1), pages 59-74, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finmgt:v:38:y:2009:i:1:p:59-74
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