Risk Management in Asset Management
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance
Robert A. Korajczyk
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
January 17, 2003
The Growth of Risk Management: A History, 2003
Investors are natural risk bearers, in part due to the vast array of risk management tools available to them. These tools allow a risk budgeting process that de-couples the asset allocation and active bets taken in the portfolio. The risk of non-traded assets in the portfolio can be reduced by selective hedging and insurance products. Non-traded assets and a dynamic risk/return tradeoff lead to horizon specific asset allocation. Portfolios should be constructed to account for the systematic shifts in asset liquidity.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: risk management, asset management
JEL Classification: G1, G11
Date posted: July 30, 2009
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