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A risk parity approach to asset allocation is flavour of the month, in spite, and because, of the leverage it requires. Amanda White explores the topic with Greg Allen, president and director of research at Callan Associates, and Steve Foresti, managing director at Wilshire Associates.   The public castigation the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) received following its decision to use leverage in its new strategic investment direction, is testament to the philosophical leap required by pension boards in considering a risk-parity approach to asset allocation. On the surface, the theory makes sense: reduce the ...
(including real assets, commodities, real estate and inflation-protected bonds). This might result in 10% of dollar exposure to stocks, 40% to government bonds, 30% to credit-related securities and 20% to inflation hedges. 3 The historical return of such a portfolio might be something like 50% of the historical return of the 60% stock/40% bond portfolio, with perhaps 25% of the risk. Risk Parity portfolios are often levered up to get the same expected return as a 60% stock/40% bond portfolio. 4 In the example above, two times leverage would accomplish that, and produce a portfolio with the same expected return and half the risk ...
The myth that risk goes away over time | Analysis & Opinion |
has a great column which is nominally about “risk parity” strategies, but which in fact applies much more broadly — to anybody, in fact, who buys in to the idea that if you invest in riskier assets, you’ll end up with higher returns. Of course, high risk sometimes means that returns are much higher than expected. But it can also mean that returns are far lower, perhaps crippled beyond hope of redemption. Given the reality of fat tails, the likelihood of large negative events is also higher than normal. And poor results can persist for long periods. By now, the myth that risk “goes away” over time should ... market research, surveys and trends
SD Co. pension responds to my story | Seth Hettena | Journalist ...
Lee Partridge, the investment consultant for the $7.2 billion San Diego County retirement fund, responded at yesterday’s board meeting to my story that appeared April 4 in the Voice of San Diego about the fund’s $2.5 billion bet on leveraged Treasuries. Lee and I spoke this morning and he sent along the written response that he presented to the board, which appears below. You can also watch his presentation at yesterday’s board meeting by clicking here . From: Lee Partridge Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 12:41 AM To: Brian White Cc: Collins, Jeff_CoSD; Lisa Needle Subject: RE: Fwd: voice story Brian, I read ... market research, surveys and trends


Public Pension Funds Are Adding Risk to Raise Returns - DealBook ...
States and companies have started investing very differently when it comes to the billions of dollars they are safeguarding for workers’ retirement. Companies are quietly and gradually moving their pension funds out of stocks. They want to reduce their investment risk and are buying more long-term bonds, Mary Williams Walsh writes in The New York Times. But states and other bodies of government are seeking higher returns for their pension funds, to make up for ground lost in the last couple of years and to pay all the benefits promised to present and future retirees. Higher returns come with more risk. “In effect, they’re going ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Payback Time - Public Pensions Are Adding Risk to Raise Returns ...
States and companies have started investing very differently when it comes to the billions of dollars they are safeguarding for workers’ retirement. Frederick E. Rowe, a Dallas investor and the former chairman of the Texas Pension Review Board, said states were looking at riskier investments in an effort to meet pension obligations. Articles in this series will examine the consequences of, and attempts to deal with, growing public and private debts. Trent May, chief of Wyoming's pension fund, said states were “moving away from the perceived safety and liquidity of the investment-grade market.” Companies are quietly ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Bookkeeping: Weekly Changes to Fund Positions Year 3, Week 48
Another very rough week for the markets, but one we were able to take advantage of to keep building up capital with some short term, short side forays. The Dow is now down 7 sessions in a row - a bit of a deceiving statistic since one single day of 0.2% gain can break other such streaks - but considering this is the worst performance since October 2008, you can see the dark action the past 2 weeks.  I continue to believe we are oversold and are due for a bounce.  What was necessary - and is begrudingly happening from the Kool Aid punditry - is a recognition that 'this time is different' and a credit inspired retraction ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
United Nations' World Population Day Calls Attention to Key Global Issues
Wilmington, DE (Vocus) July 9, 2010 -- The world’s population will soon surpass 7 billion – adding more than 1 billion people in less than 12 years -- with more than 9 billion people expected on earth before mid-century. With the population growth, demand for natural resources is increasing, while availability is decreasing. The world is undergoing transformational change triggered by global population growth and the rising middle class in developing geographies. The world is demanding high performance, sustainable innovations to address these global challenges – or what many call “megatrends.” ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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some of the return characteristics of this Risk Parity Portfolio ... the Risk Parity Portfolio? Table 3 shows that for a loss of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Put-Call Parity
put-call parity result here since actions may be ... Portfolio B' : one share. Assuming the cash is invested at the risk free interest rate, Portfolio A' is ...
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Where is Rupee/US $ parity headed now? Fundamentally and ...
As things stand today, the inflation worries are expected to weigh on the RBI and monetary tightening is just round the corner, also globally the risk appetite seems to be back, many funds who were basically sucking their thumbs until recently have to suddenly show a diversified portfolio showing enough EM investments to the investors, besides as a $ investor, one would be fine if the market didn't go up, as long as it doesn't tank since the Rupee appreciation will give the required returns. given these factors, fundamentally the rupee is set to appreciate over the next 6 months and could see 42-43 or beyond by Jan-March.