Craig W. French

Portfolio Engineering Laboratory

Portfolio Engineering Laboratory

115 Pondview Drive

Washington Crossing, PA Pennsylvania 18977

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

30

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.
Downloads 3,207 ( 2,444)
Citation 2

How Hedge Funds Beat the Market

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Aug 2006
Craig W. French and Damian B. Ko
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory and Corbin Capital Partners, L.P.
Downloads 3,207 (2,386)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Hedge Fund, determinants, portfolio, performance, Treynor, Scholes

How Hedge Funds Beat the Market

Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 5, No. 2, Second Quarter 2007
Posted: 30 May 2007
Craig W. French and Damian B. Ko
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory and Corbin Capital Partners, L.P.

Abstract:

Hedge funds; performance attribution; market timing

2.

Portfolio Selection: How to Construct and Use the Critical-Implied Reference Portfolio

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Oct 2005
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 1,856 (6,152)

Abstract:

portfolio selection, hedge fund, Markowitz

3.

Another Look at the Determinants of Portfolio Performance: Return Attribution for the Individual Investor

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Apr 2005
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 1,733 (6,300)

Abstract:

Determinants, portfolio, attribution

4.

Hedge Fund Investing: Some Quantitative Notes

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Craig W. French and Jim Kyung-Soo Liew
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
Downloads 1,578 (7,841)

Abstract:

hedge fund, factor model, serial correlation, portfolio construction, asset allocation, skew

5.

Review of John Cochrane's 'Asset Pricing'

CWF Working Paper No. 03-07
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 09 Oct 2003
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 892 (19,300)

Abstract:

Cochrane, Asset, Pricing, Book review

6.

Diversification and Persistence in Hedge Funds

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Nov 2005
Craig W. French, Damian B. Ko and David Abuaf
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory, Corbin Capital Partners, L.P. and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 819 (21,702)

Abstract:

Hedge Fund, Diversification, Persistence

7.

Introduction to Financial Engineering: Markets and Investments

Number of pages: 106 Posted: 31 Mar 2008
Craig W. French and Jim Kyung-Soo Liew
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
Downloads 818 (20,587)

Abstract:

Columbia, Financial Engineering, Markets, Investments

8.

The Topography of Hedge Fund Returns 2006

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Oct 2005
Craig W. French, Damian B. Ko and Vivek Jindal
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory, Corbin Capital Partners, L.P. and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 684 (29,576)

Abstract:

hedge fund, asset allocation, risk

9.

Portfolio Selection with Hedge Funds

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Jul 2005
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 601 (33,928)

Abstract:

Portfolio, hedge fund

10.

Ancient Portfolio Theory

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Apr 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 557 (36,877)
Citation 1

Abstract:

MPT, CAPM

11.

Review of Noel Amenc and Veronique Le Sourd's 'Portfolio Theory and Performance Analysis'

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Oct 2004
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 501 (40,444)

Abstract:

Portfolio Theory, Performance Analysis, CAPM, MPT

12.

Neutralizing Betas without Neutralizing Alphas in Funds of Hedge Funds

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Apr 2008
Craig W. French and Jim Kyung-Soo Liew
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
Downloads 483 (42,417)

Abstract:

hedge fund, factor model, serial correlation, portfolio construction, asset allocation, skew

13.

Review of Kent Osband's 'Iceberg Risk'

CWF Working Paper No. 03-04
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 27 May 2003
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 434 (49,970)

Abstract:

Risk, Portfolio management, Bayesian

14.

Review of Robert Korajczyk's 'Asset Pricing and Portfolio Performance'

CWF Working Paper No. 02-10
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 16 Jan 2003
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 400 (57,537)

Abstract:

Korajczyk, book, review, asset pricing, portfolio, performance, model, Treynor, CAPM, history

15.

How Surviving Hedge Funds Beat the Market

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Craig W. French and Damian B. Ko
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory and Corbin Capital Partners, L.P.
Downloads 347 (67,373)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Hedge Funds, Performance Attribution, Treynor, CAPM

16.

The Economics of a Successful Pinewood Derby Campaign

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Jan 2009
Connor French and Craig W. French
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 325 (72,271)

Abstract:

Boy Scouts, Pinewood Derby

17.

Review of James Surowiecki's 'The Wisdom of Crowds'

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 05 Nov 2004
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 282 (85,819)

Abstract:

Madness of Crowds, Collective Intelligence

18.

The Tail that Wags the Hedge Fund Dog (Slideshow Presentation)

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Jul 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 272 (89,922)
Citation 3

Abstract:

hedge fund, extreme value theory, regression, Cauchy, Frechet, Gamma

On the Kurz Model Of Asset Prices with Rational Beliefs

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Apr 2005
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 271 (92,410)

Abstract:

Kurz, CAPM, Conditional, Endogenous, General Equilibrium

On the Kurz Model of Asset Prices with Rational Beliefs

Journal of Investment Management (JOIM), Second Quarter 2012
Posted: 02 Jun 2012
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory

Abstract:

Rational expectations, rational beliefs, CAPM, MPT, conjecture

20.

The Tail that Wags the Hedge Fund Dog

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jun 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 267 (91,058)
Citation 4

Abstract:

hedge fund, extreme value theory, regression, Cauchy, Gamma

21.

Normative Hedge Fund Economics: Discussion of Peter Muller's 'Are Hedge Fund Managers Overpaid?'

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 233 (106,436)

Abstract:

hedge fund, normative economics, alpha, beta, agency

22.

Discussion of Chan, Getmansky, Haas and Lo's 'Systemic Risk and Hedge Funds'

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 228 (109,289)

Abstract:

systemic risk, hedge funds

23.

Applying the Law of Small Numbers to Hedge Fund Returns

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 228 (107,877)

Abstract:

Hedge Fund, Contagion

24.

Discussion of Jason Macqueen's 'Markowitz Was Wrong!'

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 219 (110,665)

Abstract:

Markowitz, Portable Alpha, Performance Attribution

25.

Old Stuff: The Inception of the CAPM

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 127 (175,979)

Abstract:

CAPM, Treynor, Sharpe, Lintner, Mossin

26.

Discussion of Pekkala, Polk and Ribiero's Taxes and Stock Returns

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 104 (208,197)

Abstract:

tax-loss harvesting, January effect, downward-sloping demand curves

27.

Review of Bruce Lehmann's 'The Legacy of Fischer Black'

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 18 Nov 2005
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 104 (212,435)

Abstract:

book review, Fischer Black, Bruce Lehmann

28.

The Value of Active Investing

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 May 2015
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 87 (122,264)

Abstract:

active investing, passive investing, efficient markets, informed investors, uninformed investors, positive economics, normative economics, polynomial regression, chained price series, pre-CRSP stock returns, dividends, market timing, investment value

29.

Quantitative Topics in Hedge Fund Investing

Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 21-32, Summer 2005
Posted: 15 Sep 2005
Craig W. French and Jim Kyung-Soo Liew
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Abstract:

hedge fund, factor model, serial correlation, portfolio construction, asset allocation, skew

30.

The Treynor Capital Asset Pricing Model

Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 60-72, 2003
Posted: 04 Oct 2003
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory

Abstract:

Other Papers (3)

Total Downloads: 502    Citations: 0
1.

Review of Mark Rubinstein's 'A History of the Theory of Investments'

Posted: 14 Mar 2006
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 303

Abstract:

Rubinstein, history, theory, investment, book review

2.

Review of William Sharpe's Investors and Markets

Posted: 05 Dec 2006
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 108

Abstract:

Sharpe, Book review

3.

Comment on Waring and Seigel's 'The Myth of the Absolute Return Investor'

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Craig W. French
Portfolio Engineering Laboratory
Downloads 68

Abstract: