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Trend-following Hedge Funds and Multi-period Asset Allocation

Selected hedge funds employ trend-following strategies in an attempt to achieve superior risk adjusted returns. The authors employ a lookback straddle approach for evaluating the return characteristics of a trend following strategy. The strategies can improve investor performance in the context of a multi-period dynamic portfolio model. The gains are achieved by taking advantage of the funds’ high level of volatility.

Author(s) :

Dries Darius, Aytac Ilhan, John Mulvey, Koray D. Simsek, Ronnie Sircar

Summary :

Selected hedge funds employ trend-following strategies in an attempt to achieve superior risk adjusted returns. The authors employ a lookback straddle approach for evaluating the return characteristics of a trend following strategy. The strategies can improve investor performance in the context of a multi-period dynamic portfolio model. The gains are achieved by taking advantage of the funds’ high level of volatility.

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Type : Working paper
Date : 16/09/2002
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Alternative Investments