Flexible Indeterminate Factor-Based Asset Allocation
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CitationBlyth, Stephen, Mark C Szigety, and Jake Xia. 2016. Flexible Indeterminate Factor-Based Asset Allocation. Portfolio Management 42, no. 5: 79–93. doi:10.3905/jpm.2016.42.5.079.
AbstractAsset allocation represents a fundamental strategic decision for every institutional investor. Though many asset allocation approaches have been recommended and implemented in various forms, each has its own strengths and weakness. A careful review of current asset allocation frameworks provided motivation to design a hybrid approach that addresses many of these perceived individual shortcomings. Our guiding principle was to use several familiar elements to create a flexible process that incorporates less-quantifiable investment ideas around a rigorous foundation. The result, which we term Flexible Indeterminate Factor-based Asset Allocation (FIFAA), is an adaptive four-step asset allocation synthesis that remains quantitatively and theoretically well grounded. To achieve this goal, FIFAA overlays informed judgment about investment opportunities onto an objectively derived set of core factor exposures.
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