Factor Models in Portfolio and Asset Pricing Theory

  • Gregory Connor
  • Robert A. Korajczyk


The foundation of modern portfolio theory is the mean–variance portfolio selection approach of Markowitz (Journal of Finance 7:77–91, 1952; Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification of Investments, Wiley, New York, 1959). We discuss the role of factor models in implementing portfolio selection, defining the nature of systematic risk, and estimating the premium for risk bearing.


Factor Model Asset Price Discount Factor Mutual Fund Portfolio Selection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, Finance and AccountingNational University of IrelandMaynoothIreland

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