The professional management of an investment portfolio of various securities (shares, bonds and other securities) in order to meet specified investment goals. The process includes the specification of investment objectives and constraints, choice of asset mix, formulation of portfolio strategy, ...

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What are good online resources for credit portfolio managers?

I am aware that this question is not the typical quant.SE question, BUT I couldn`t find any site/forum/wiki, where credit portfolio managers hang out to share their experience and their methods. ...
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Computing the minimum variance portfolio

Given two risky assets and their corresponding covariance matrix, how do I compute the global minimum variance portfolio, its standard deviation and its expected return?
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Investment: Bond vs Equity

I was talking to a friend recently and he asked me the following question. If I have a device which perfectly (with 100% accuracy) predicts that both a bond (e.g. AAA rated government bond) and the ...
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investors hold efficient portfolios because generally they are risk averse

I'm trying to find a concept on this question,in my understanding investors differ on risk preference,the question said investors hold efficient portfolios because they are generally risk averse? ...
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Making portfolios better than others for a 16 week portfolio game? [closed]

I'm going to participate in a game of making portfolios. The objective of the game is to make the portfolio with the bigger ROI over 16 weeks. Over each week every player can see the ROI of each ...
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How to adjust local currency returns to US$/EUR return?

Iam doing research on return characteristics. As of today the scope of the research has changed from a local investor point of view to an international investor point of view. This basically means ...
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What is a definition of “Benchmark”?

The word "benchmark" is often used in Finance, but in a rather fuzzy manner, there for a rough idea of what it is, and how it is 'defined'. Can someone provide a rigorous and precise definition of ...
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What is the u vector in the expression for the weights of the min variance portfolio

I was working on my finical math homework where I need to find the minimum variance portfolio. I need to use the following matrix expression. Nowhere in the class notes does the instructor say ...
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how to find the weights in a portfolio? [closed]

Compute the weights in a portfolio consisting of two kinds of stocks if the expected return on the portfolio is to be $E(K_v)=10\%$, given the following information on the returns on stock 1 and 2: $$ ...
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Reshuffling the weighting of assets in an investment portfolio

An investor has a £40,000 portfolio, 40% of which is invested in bonds.The investor wishes to add funds to the portfolio by purchasing bonds so that 52% of the entire portfolio is invested in bonds. ...
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How to calculate annualised tracking error?

I have 36 months of relative returns and I need to calculate the annualised tracking error. So, using 36 months of returns is it simply like below: ...
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Isolating single assets standard deviation in a portfolio accounting for correlation

I am running a simple Monte Carlo analysis in Excel using mean return, standard deviation and the =NORMINV(RAND(),mean,std dev) method. I have a correlation matrix that I use to compute the portfolio ...
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Correlation Between 2 Portfolios

I have a set of assets, n. I'm trying to find the correlation between 2 portfolios, say x and y, where x is nested in, or, a sub-set of y. That is, x is a portfolio based on a sub-set of n, while y is ...
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How do I simulate stock prices for a 10 asset portfolio, over a period of 10 years in MATLAB? [closed]

If I have given vectors for return and volatility (i.e. I have two 1x10 vectors), and I assume at first that their correlation is 0 (meaning my covariance-variance matrix is just diagonal), how do I ...
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How to compute a sector's volatility within a portfolio?

Assume I have a large portfolio of equities spread across three sectors. I am attempting to compute the volatility of these sectors within the portfolio considering the cross correlations among the ...
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help with p&L vectors historical simulation

My question is about the calculation of the Value at Risk based on historical simulation. I have a table which contains the P&L-vectors of each day of one year. But I don't know what is contained ...
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Portfolio with a certain pay-off curve

I would like to find a relevant optimization option's portfolio models which can describe a certain pay-off curve (objective function) under same assumptions. For example, assumptions on how to limit ...
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Physical interpretation of variance in returns in a portfolio design

I have a downloaded the log-returns at successive times of 98 stocks from S&P index over 753 days. I calculated the total daily return according to the formula 1 below, where ...
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How to Neutralize Portfolio across economic sectors and industries using modified Alpha?

I am reading about Alpha and Portfolio Construction topic while reading i came across below point. Active management should be easy with the right alphas. Sometimes it isn't. Most active managers ...
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Calculating portfolio returns from a dynamic, optimal re-balancing strategy

I am calculating a dynamic strategy with optimal re-balancing as in here. As a result of maximizing the expected utility function I obtain the weight for the risky asset in period $t=0$. All such ...
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One period optimizations with tcosts, few predictions and getting positions unstuck

Consider a one period portfolio optimization with objective that maximizes $\omega E(r) - \lambda_r\omega^t\Sigma\omega - TC$ Where TC is however we calculate tcosts/impact. Importantly, most ...
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Asset weights in asset allocation

I am trying to solve an asset allocation problem by approximating the expected utility of a portfolio. I am using the following formula: $E_t [U(1 + w_t' r_{t+1} + w_{ft} r_{f, t + 1})] = m_{1,t+1} - ...
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Calculating returns when number of securities in a timeseries varies over time?

I have a timeseries of security returns in which the number of securities in the timeseries varies over time. More specifically, I have a universe of events where securities(their returns) are added ...
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derive variance of a portfolio

I'm stuck on a derivation of the variance of a portfolio of securities $K_1,K_2$ formula The end result is $Var(K_v) = w_1^2Var(K_1)+w_2^2var(K_2)+2w_1w_2cov(k_1,k_2)$ Proof so far: Let $K_v = ...
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Approximating the conditional expectation in simulations

I am simulating stock returns, which are governed by the following equations $r_t = \mu + \delta r_{t-1} + \sigma_t z_t$ $\sigma^2_t = \omega + \alpha \varepsilon_{t-1}^2 + \beta \sigma^2_{t-1}$ $\...
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Academic definition of portfolio turnover

I'm looking for an academic reference on how compute the standard portfolio turnover used in finance. I found a definition by Barroso and Santa-Clara, however their definition is based on both the ...
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Asset allocation and GARCH models

I am trying to solve an asset allocation problem and I am having some troubles grasping the concept. I am working with excess returns on 4 stock indices and I am obtaining the excess returns forecasts ...
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Portfolio construction for signals of varying time scales?

Wondering if anyone is aware of any research on combining/portfolio construction of signals on different time scales. For example, if I have a trading signal (alpha) that generates trades every hour ...
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Portfolio value containing stocks and a bond

Consider: 1000 dollars invested in stock portfolio and a zero coupon bond. Investment period: 30 years Yearly retur for the stock portfolio: Rk = eµ+σZk , k is after year k Zk are normally ...
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High Beta 'Filter' for Minimum Variance Portfolios (MVP's) - Lower Risk/Improve Return?

I am busy conducting research in South Africa on the JSE. I am investigating several risk based portfolios with an emphasis on MVP/min vol. My process is as follows: Although the JSE has around 400 ...
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Hwo to create a benchmark for a portfolio?

How does one create a benchmark for a portfolio? I realize if I were using strategic asset allocation, I could just look at the already existing benchmarks associated with the various asset classes ...
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Performance analysis for a changing portfolio

I am trying to do a performance analysis of an investment in five different funds (A to E). I am investing a fixed amount at each fund (say 10m in A, 20m in B, 10m in C, 20m in D, 10m in E) but the ...
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Active or Passive strategy?

From my reading, passive portfoliomanagement means to replicate an index, active portfoliomanagement means to deviate from an index. Does that mean that e.g. rules-based investing is actually an ...
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Black-Litterman with simple portfolio

In an attempt to learn Black-Litterman I have come across this "simple" example. Suppose that you analyze market data using CAPM $$r_i-r_f=\beta_i(r_m-r_f)+\epsilon_i$$ Suppose there are 2 assets in ...
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How to compute return of a variance swap?

How does one calculate the investment of a zero initial investment asset, specifically a variance swap? In this asset the payoff is given by the difference between the realized variance in a certain ...
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Equall Risk Contribution and The Most Diversified Portfolio [closed]

I am a master degree student on applied economics at Brazil and my thesis will be about smart beta strategies. I pretend to apply Equal Weigth, Mininum Variance, Most Diversified Portfolio and Equal ...
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how to calculate avarage variance and avarage covariance

I would like to figure out how to calculate av.variance and av.cov. I know how to calculate portfolio variance( for large ...
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Two assets with the same mean and standard deviation - Would there be any benefit? [closed]

If I have two assets in a portfolio with the same standard deviation and mean and the correlation between the assets is 0, theoretically could there be a situation where it would be beneficial to ...
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Methods for distributing cash into allocation

Are there any methods/techniques that cover distributing cash into a specific percent of a portfolio asset class while gaining the best average price? As a simple example, a portfolio starts with ...
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Trading Strategies and Portfolio Constructions based on Cross Sectional Regression? [closed]

I often see trading strategies and portfolio construction that are based on cross-sectional regression. For example, I often see regressing some numbers against some factors. I was wondering how ...
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How to use mean-variance weights in practice (when going short is allowed)? [closed]

I have calculated my optimal portfolio weights following the mean-variance framework where I go $w_1$ in the risky asset and $1-w_1$ in the risk free rate. I get the following result: $w_1$ = 1.5, 1-$...