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VaR constrained asset pricing with relative performance

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  • Liu, Xiangbo
  • Qiu, Zhigang
  • Xiong, Yan

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This paper shows that when Value-at-Risk constrained institutional investors care about their relative standings among the peer group, more risk averse investors would take more risk, which improves the risk sharing and lowers the volatility.

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  • Liu, Xiangbo & Qiu, Zhigang & Xiong, Yan, 2013. "VaR constrained asset pricing with relative performance," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(2), pages 174-178.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:2:p:174-178 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.07.026
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    Keywords

    Relative performance; Financial institution; Asset pricing; Value-at-Risk (VaR);

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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