On Measuring Hedge Fund Risk

12 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2008 Last revised: 16 Apr 2008

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Alexander S. Cherny

Moscow State University

Raphael Douady

CES Univ. Paris 1; Riskdata; Stony Brook university

Stanislav A. Molchanov

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte

Date Written: March 27, 2008


Hedge fund returns have scarce observations, and from the data one can successfully estimate the joint laws of the return with each of risk driving factors but cannot estimate higher-dimensional joint laws. We propose a methodology to recover from this information the conditional mean of the hedge fund return given all the factors.

A longer and more mathematical version of this paper can be found on SSRN under the name On measuring risk with scarce observations.

Keywords: Gussian copula, hedge fund replication, hedge fund risk

JEL Classification: G29

Suggested Citation

Cherny, Alexander S. and Douady, Raphael and Molchanov, Stanislav A., On Measuring Hedge Fund Risk (March 27, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113620 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1113620

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