Alpha and Beta in an Exposure Based Framework

Pranay Gupta

Global Association of Alternative Investors

July 17, 2005

This paper proposes a philosophy, which generalises the concepts of alpha and beta in its various forms. We argue that in a generalised form the demarcation is actually one between commoditised and non-commoditised beta exposures. This demarcation changes as the market evolves. We further discuss the implications of this framework for active investment processes and the conceptual understanding of portable alpha strategies and risk management.

Keywords: alpha, beta, CAPM, exposure, risk, strategy, hedge funds, asset class

JEL Classification: G10, G11, G12, G15

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Date posted: August 4, 2005 ; Last revised: May 27, 2015

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Gupta, Pranay, Alpha and Beta in an Exposure Based Framework (July 17, 2005). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=765064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.765064

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Pranay Gupta (Contact Author)
Global Association of Alternative Investors ( email )
244 Fifth Ave, # 2705
New York, NY 10001
United States
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