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Asset Allocation

Two competing approaches are used in practice to build portfolios: bottom-up and topdown. The bottom-up approach is the older and the more traditional, and focuses on individual stock picking. The top-down approach gives more importance to the choice of different markets as opposed to individual security selection, and, as such emphasizes the importance of asset allocation.

Author(s) :

Noël Amenc, Lionel Martellini

Summary :

Two competing approaches are used in practice to build portfolios: bottom-up and topdown. The bottom-up approach is the older and the more traditional, and focuses on individual stock picking. The top-down approach gives more importance to the choice of different markets as opposed to individual security selection, and, as such emphasizes the importance of asset allocation.

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Type : Working paper
Date : 20/11/2002
Keywords :

Asset Allocation