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Strategic Asset Allocation: The Global Multi-Asset Market Portfolio 1959-2011

Ronald Q. Doeswijk


Trevin W. Lam


Laurentius (Laurens) Adrianus Petrus Swinkels

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

November 2, 2012

The portfolio of the average investor contains important information for strategic asset allocation purposes. This portfolio shows the relative value of all assets according to the market crowd, which one could interpret as a benchmark or the optimal portfolio for the average investor. We determine the market values of equities, private equity, real estate, high yield bonds, emerging debt, non-government bonds, government bonds, inflation linked bonds, commodities, and hedge funds. For this range of assets, we estimate the invested global market portfolio for the period 1990-2011. For the main asset categories equities, real estate, non-government bonds and government bonds we extend the period to 1959-2011. To our understanding, we are the first to document the global multi-asset market portfolio at these levels of detail for such a long period of time.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: strategic asset allocation, optimal portfolio, global multi-asset market portfolio

JEL Classification: G11, G12

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Date posted: November 3, 2012  

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Doeswijk, Ronald Q. and Lam, Trevin W. and Swinkels, Laurentius (Laurens) Adrianus Petrus, Strategic Asset Allocation: The Global Multi-Asset Market Portfolio 1959-2011 (November 2, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2170275 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2170275

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Ronald Q. Doeswijk (Contact Author)
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Rotterdam, 3011 AG
Trevin W. Lam
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Croeselaan 18
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Laurentius (Laurens) Adrianus Petrus Swinkels
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
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