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The Use of Risk Budgets in Portfolio Optimization

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Albina Unger
    Pages 1-9
  3. Albina Unger
    Pages 11-52
  4. Albina Unger
    Pages 107-145
  5. Albina Unger
    Pages 147-158
  6. Albina Unger
    Pages 159-320
  7. Albina Unger
    Pages 321-362
  8. Albina Unger
    Pages 363-369
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 371-424

About this book

Introduction

Risk budgeting models set risk diversification as objective in portfolio allocation and are mainly promoted from the asset management industry. Albina Unger examines the portfolios based on different risk measures in several aspects from the academic perspective (Utility, Performance, Risk, Different Market Phases, Robustness, and Factor Exposures) to investigate the use of these models for asset allocation. Beside the risk budgeting models, alternatives of risk-based investment styles are also presented and examined. The results show that equalizing the risk across the assets does not prevent losses, especially in crisis periods and the performance can mainly be explained by exposures to known asset pricing factors. Thus, the advantages of these approaches compared to known minimum risk portfolios are doubtful.

 Contents

  • Theoretical Background
  • Alternative Approaches in Portfolio Management
  • Minimum Risk Portfolios
  • Risk Budgeting Portfolios
  • Robustness
  • Factor Models

 Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the field of economics with a focus on finance and financial economics
  • Finance/investment professionals

 The Author

Albina Unger holds a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Finance at the University of Bremen, Germany. She now works as a risk manager.

Keywords

Asset Allocation Equal Risk Contributions Portfolio Management Risk Management Risk Measurement Risk Parity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.FriedrichsdorfGermany

About the authors

Albina Unger holds a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Finance at the University of Bremen, Germany. She now works as a risk manager.

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