The Use of Risk Budgets in Portfolio Optimization by Albina UngerThe Use of Risk Budgets in Portfolio Optimization by Albina Unger

The Use of Risk Budgets in Portfolio Optimization

byAlbina Unger

Paperback | September 22, 2014

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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.
Albina Unger holds a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Finance at the University of Bremen, Germany. She now works as a risk manager.
Title:The Use of Risk Budgets in Portfolio OptimizationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:424 pages, 21 × 14.8 × 0.01 inShipping dimensions:21 × 14.8 × 0.01 inPublished:September 22, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:365807258X

ISBN - 13:9783658072582


Table of Contents

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