Portfolio Allocation of Hedge Funds

38 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2011  

Benjamin Bruder

Lyxor Asset Management

Serge Darolles

Université Paris Dauphine - DRM-CEREG

Abdul K. Koudiraty

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Thierry Roncalli

Amundi Asset Management; University of Evry

Date Written: January 31, 2011

Abstract

Research in hedge fund investing proposes different solutions to build optimal hedge fund portfolios. However, these solutions are direct extensions of the usual meanvariance framework, and still suffer from model risks. More complex approaches start to be used but are related to numerous estimation risks. We compare in this paper the out-sample properties of different allocation models through a dynamic investment exercise using hedge fund indices. We show that the best out-of-sample properties are obtained by allocation models that take into account the specific statistical properties of hedge fund returns.

Keywords: Hedge funds, portfolio allocation, higher-order moments, regime-switching models

JEL Classification: G11, G24, C53

Suggested Citation

Bruder, Benjamin and Darolles, Serge and Koudiraty, Abdul K. and Roncalli, Thierry, Portfolio Allocation of Hedge Funds (January 31, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1804511 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1804511

Benjamin Bruder

Lyxor Asset Management ( email )

Paris
France

Serge Darolles (Contact Author)

Université Paris Dauphine - DRM-CEREG ( email )

place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
cedex 16
Paris, 75775
France

Abdul K. Koudiraty

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Thierry Roncalli

Amundi Asset Management ( email )

90 Boulevard Pasteur
Paris, 75015
France

University of Evry ( email )

Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
F-91025 Evry Cedex
France

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