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Quant Nugget 3: Common Misconceptions About 'Beta' - Hedging, Estimation and Horizon Effects


Attilio Meucci


SYMMYS

June 3, 2010

GARP's Risk Professional Magazine, June 2010

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The intuitive meaning of "beta" is well known to all risk and portfolio managers: the beta is the sensitivity of the return on a given asset to a given risk factor. The applications of the "beta" are manifold, from risk computation and analysis to hedging. However, the precise definition and computation of the beta is far from trivial.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Factors on Demand, hedging, factors, exposures

JEL Classification: C1, G11

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Date posted: June 3, 2010 ; Last revised: October 11, 2010

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Meucci, Attilio, Quant Nugget 3: Common Misconceptions About 'Beta' - Hedging, Estimation and Horizon Effects (June 3, 2010). GARP's Risk Professional Magazine, June 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1619923

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