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Risk and Asset Allocation (Springer Finance)by Attilio Meucci
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This encyclopedic, self-contained, detailed exposition spans all the steps of one-period allocation from the basics to the most advanced and recent developments. A variety of multivariate estimation methods are analyzed in depth, including non-parametric, maximum-likelihood under non-normal hypotheses, shrinkage, robust, etc., in addition to very general multivariate Bayesian techniques. Evaluation methods such as stochastic dominance, expected utility, value at risk and coherent measures are thoroughly analyzed in a unified setting and applied in a variety of contexts, including total return and benchmark allocation, prospect theory, etc. Portfolio optimization is presented with emphasis on estimation risk, which is tackled by means of Bayesian, resampling and robust optimization techniques. This work is both a reference for practitioners and a textbook for students. The only prerequisites are linear algebra and multivariate calculus. All the statistical tools, such as copulas, location-dispersion ellipsoids and matrix-variate distribution theory, are introduced from the basics. The same holds for the mathematical machinery, such as computational results from cone programming and heuristic arguments from functional analysis. Comprehension is supported by a large number of practical examples, real trading and asset management case studies, figures, geometrical arguments and MATLAB® applications, which can be freely downloaded from symmys.com.
This encyclopedic, detailed resource covers all the steps of one-period allocation from the foundations to the most advanced developments. It includes a large number of figures and examples as well as real trading and asset management case studies.
Discusses in the practical and theoretical aspects of one-period asset allocation, i.e. market Modeling, invariants estimation, portfolia evaluation, and portfolio optimization in the prexence of estimation risk The book is software based, many of the exercises simulate in Matlab the solution to practical problems and can be downloaded from the book's web-site
About the Author
Attilio Meucci holds a BA summa cum laude in Physics and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Milan, an MA in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, and is CFA chartholder. Attilio Meucci is a vice president at Lehman Brothers, Inc., New York, in the fixed-income research division. Previously, the author was a trader at Relative Value International, a hedge fund in Greenwich, CT that trades in equities and fixed-income securities worldwide. Previously, he was a consultant in the Milan office of Bain & Co., where he designed tools of personal financial planning, credit-and market-risk management, portfolio insurance, tactical and strategic asset allocation. Attilio Meucci is the author of several publications in mathematics and finance and has taught graduate courses on Asset Allocation and Risk Management worldwide.
Table of Contents
Preface.- One-dimensional Random Variables.- Multi-dimensional Random Variables.- Modelling the Market.- Estimating the Invariants Distribution.- Evaluating Allocations.- Optimizing Allocations.- Estimation and Optimization together.- Appendices: Linear Algebra.- Functional Analysis.- References.- Index.
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