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
Date posted: November 3, 2012
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