Black-Litterman and Beyond: The Bayesian Paradigm in Investment Management
The Journal of Portfolio Management, to appear, 2021.
Posted: 9 Mar 2021
Date Written: January 19, 2021
The Black-Litterman model is one of the most popular models in quantitative finance, with numerous theoretical and practical achievements. From the standpoint of investment theory, the Black-Litterman model allows a seamless incorporation of Bayesian statistics into the portfolio optimization process. From a practical standpoint, it provides portfolio managers with a structured approach to express subjective views, thereby freeing their investment processes from a total reliance on backward-looking historical data. In this article, the authors provide an overview of the original Black-Litterman model and its various extensions and enhancements addressing issues in real-world trading and investment management.
Keywords: Bayesian statistics, Black-Litterman, Factor investing, Investment management, Portfolio optimization, Portfolio theory, Risk premia, Robust portfolio management, Trading, Transaction costs, Views
JEL Classification: G11, C61, C11
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