Fixed-Income Management for the 21st Century by Kevin Maloney, Laurence R. Smith, Andrew W. Lo, Eugene

By Kevin Maloney, Laurence R. Smith, Andrew W. Lo, Eugene Flood, Martin S. Fridson, Yong Zhu, Christopher L. Gootkind, Asha B. Joshi, Peter J. Knez, Michael R. Asay, Dwight D. Churchill John M. Liew

Fixed-income administration has developed out of a comparatively tame earlier of laddered portfolios into certainly one of modern-day so much dynamic components of making an investment. Shifts within the borrowing wishes of businesses and governments, the construction of recent fixed-income items, and customarily reduce international rates of interest have stored managers on their ft by way of asset allocation, credits research, and benchmark composition matters. contemporary industry crises have ended in an elevated emphasis on danger administration as managers and traders discover numerous how you can upload price to fixed-income portfolios open air the normal fixed-income sectors. during this lawsuits, top practitioners and lecturers not just supply insights in regards to the colossal photograph; in addition they concentrate on crafting powerful strategies to practitioner-oriented difficulties by means of usually describing in massive element the techniques utilized by their very own corporations.

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We also use fundamental variables in the quantitative model to reduce the problems of pure quantitative strategies. The hybrid quantitative models provide a quantitative valuation and risk management framework for fundamentalsbased investment analysis. Therefore, hybrid quantitative models and strategies can be widely applied in traditional fixed-income portfolio management. Development. Instead of using existing quantitative models, which are usually inadequate for portfolio management (as I have already explained), we first develop our models for hybrid quantitative strategies.

It is difficult, however, to effectively apply these quantitative models for the core of fixed-income strategies because fixed-income portfolio management is a macro-fundamentals-based process that always has been—and still is—highly qualitative. Many of those existing pure quantitative strategies were specifically developed for Wall Street trading (the sell side) and take a narrow market focus; they are hardly applicable for buy-side firms. Most of these pure quantitative strategies have no market view (market neutral); their absolute returns are usually small, perhaps 5–10 basis points.

Because its risk factors are based on economic variables, the quantitative framework enhances portfolio managers’ understanding of 2002, AIMR® Hybrid Quantitative Strategies macro investment opportunities and helps them to express macro views in quantitative terms. ■ Risk segregation. In the hybrid quantitative framework, market dynamics and security valuation are modeled using a limited number of quantifiable independent factors, each corresponding to a unique fundamental meaning. Based on the hybrid quantitative analysis, portfolio market risk is decomposed into the dimensions of these independent factors.

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