Diversifying Risk Parity

Journal of Risk, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2014, pp. 53-79

29 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2011 Last revised: 23 Jul 2014

Harald Lohre

Invesco; Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy, Lancaster University Management School

Heiko Opfer

Deka Investment GmbH

Gabor Orszag

Deka Investment GmbH

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Date Written: November 7, 2013

Abstract

Striving for maximum diversification we follow Meucci (2009) in measuring and managing a multi-asset class portfolio. Under this paradigm the maximum diversification portfolio is equivalent to a risk parity strategy with respect to the uncorrelated risk sources embedded in the underlying portfolio assets. Our paper characterizes the mechanics and properties of this diversified risk parity strategy. Moreover, we explore the risk and diversification characteristics of traditional risk-based asset allocation techniques like 1/N, minimum-variance, or risk parity and demonstrate the diversified risk parity strategy to be quite meaningful when benchmarked against these alternatives.

Keywords: Risk-based Asset Allocation, Risk Parity, Diversification, Entropy

JEL Classification: G11, D81

Suggested Citation

Lohre, Harald and Opfer, Heiko and Orszag, Gabor, Diversifying Risk Parity (November 7, 2013). Journal of Risk, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2014, pp. 53-79. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1974446 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1974446

Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy, Lancaster University Management School

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Lancaster LA1 4YX
United Kingdom

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Heiko Opfer

Deka Investment GmbH ( email )

Mainzer Landstrasse 16
Frankfurt am Main, 60325
Germany

Gabor Orszag

Deka Investment GmbH ( email )

Mainzer Landstraße 16
Frankfurt am Main, 60325
Germany

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