Illiquid Asset Investing
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
January 13, 2013
Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-2
After taking into account biases induced by infrequent trading and selection, it is unlikely that illiquid asset classes have higher risk-adjusted returns than traditional liquid stock and bond markets. On the other hand, there are significant illiquidity premiums within asset classes. Portfolio choice models incorporating illiquidity risk recommend only modest holdings of illiquid assets. Investors should demand high risk premiums for investing in illiquid assets.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 50
Keywords: illiquidity premium, asset allocation, portfolio choice, endowment management, Swensen model
JEL Classification: D91, G11, G12, G23, G24
Date posted: January 13, 2013
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