50 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 13, 2013
After taking into account biases induced by infrequent trading and selection, it is unlikely that illiquid asset classes have higher risk-adjusted returns than traditional liquid stock and bond markets. On the other hand, there are significant illiquidity premiums within asset classes. Portfolio choice models incorporating illiquidity risk recommend only modest holdings of illiquid assets. Investors should demand high risk premiums for investing in illiquid assets.
Keywords: illiquidity premium, asset allocation, portfolio choice, endowment management, Swensen model
JEL Classification: D91, G11, G12, G23, G24
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Ang, Andrew, Illiquid Asset Investing (January 13, 2013). Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 13-2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2200161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2200161