Higher order comoments of multifactor models and asset allocation

K.M.R. Boudt, W. Lu, B. Peeters

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    Accurate estimates of the higher order comoments are needed in asset allocation. We derive explicit formulas for the higher order comoments under the assumption that stock returns are generated by a multifactor model and show that this assumption leads to a substantial reduction in the number of parameters to estimate compared to the traditional approach. An out-of-sample analysis of the performance of portfolio allocation criteria that depend on the higher order comoments illustrates the usefulness of the proposed methodology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-233
    JournalFinance Research Letters
    Issue numberMay
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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