The Use of Equity Factor Investing for Portfolio Insurance
Risk & Reward, 2018, 3rd issue, pp. 32-38
9 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 22, 2018
Equity investments promise high expected returns, but not many investors can tolerate the associated risks. A possible solution may be to complement the equity strategy with a portfolio insurance element which ideally reduces the equity exposure whenever necessary to prevent the overall strategy from breaching a pre-defined floor. Based on a block-bootstrap methodology, we show that the choice of equity underlying is key in this context; in particular, low-volatility underlyings are to be preferred, with other multi-factor propositions forming suitable alternatives when considering additional elements of dynamic risk management.
Keywords: Factor Investing, Portfolio Insurance, CPPI, DPPI
JEL Classification: C58, G11
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