A Practitioner's Guide to Factor Models by Edwin Burmeister; Richard Roll; Stephen A. Ross; Edwin J.

By Edwin Burmeister; Richard Roll; Stephen A. Ross; Edwin J. Elton; Martin J. Gruber; Richard Grinold and Ronald N. Kahn

This monograph provides the paintings of 3 teams of specialists addressing using single-factor types to give an explanation for defense returns: Edwin Burmeister, Richard Roll, and Stephen Ross clarify the fundamentals of Arbitrage Pricing idea and speak about the macroeconomic forces which are the underlying assets of probability; Edwin J. Elton and Martin J. Gruber current multi-index types and supply suggestions on their reliability and usability; and Richard C. Grinold and Ronald N. Kahn deal with multiple-factor types for portfolio threat.

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Often, the combination of managers leads to risk exposures that the sponsor finds uncomfortable. If so, funds should be reallocated among the managers to achieve the desired fund risk exposure profile. The sponsor must also examine whether or not the overall fund return exceeds the benchmark and determine the sources of differences. Optimized Risk Control with Manager-Supplied Rankings. Many managers have their own proprietary methods for evaluating stock return performance, yet lack adequate methods for estimating their accompanying risks.

The techniques come with their own problems and their own set of choices. We will discuss four of these: the effect of the choice of data, the number of indexes to use, indeterminacy of the model, and computational diaculties. The Choice of Data. The input to factor or principal component analysis is a sample of security returns. In preparing the return data, the researcher must select both the time period of returns and the sample of stocks (or portfolios of stocks) to use to estimate a factor structure.

A Simple Example. To illustrate the principles discussed earlier, we ran a principal components analysis on historical return data for four market indexes. The indexes were the Morgan Stanley Capital International return indexes for common stocks in Canada, the United States, France, and Belgium. The data were monthly return data for the decade ending December 1988. The Morgan Stanley indexes are market-weighted indexes of the major stocks in each market. Table 1shows the variance-covariance matrix and the correlation matrix.

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