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See detailRisk and performance estimation in hedge funds revisited: Evidence from errors in variables
Coën, Alain; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Journal of Empirical Finance (2009), 16(1), 112-125

This paper revisits the performance of hedge funds in the presence of errors in variables. To reduce the bias induced by measurement error, we introduce an estimator based on cross sample moments of ... [more ▼]

This paper revisits the performance of hedge funds in the presence of errors in variables. To reduce the bias induced by measurement error, we introduce an estimator based on cross sample moments of orders three and four. This Higher Moment Estimation (HME) technique has significant consequences on the measure of factor loadings and the estimation of abnormal performance. Large changes in alphas can be attributed to measurement errors at the level of explanatory variables, while we emphasize some shifts in the economic contents of the equity risk premiums by switching from OLS to HME. [less ▲]

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See detailThe (more than) 100 Ways to Measure Portfolio Performance: Part 2: Special Measures and Comparison
Cogneau, Philippe ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Journal of Performance Measurement (2009), 14(Fall), 56-69

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a ... [more ▼]

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a classification based on their objectives, properties and degree of generalization. The measures are categorized based on the general way they are computed: asset selection vs. market timing, standardized vs. individualized, absolute vs. relative and excess return vs. gain measure. We show that several categories have been exhausted while some others feature very heterogeneous ways to assess performance within the same sets of objectives. The census is divided in two parts. The current article (Part 2) presents the 32 special measures and provides a empirical comparison of the rankings produced by some of the major measures. [less ▲]

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See detailThe (more than) 100 Ways to Measure Portfolio Performance. Part 1: Standardized Risk-Adjusted Measures
Cogneau, Philippe ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Journal of Performance Measurement (2009), 13(Summer), 56-71

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a ... [more ▼]

This paper performs a census of the 107 performance measures for portfolios that have been proposed so far in the scientific literature. We discuss their main strengths and weaknesses and provide a classification based on their objectives, properties and degree of generalization. The measures are categorized based on the general way they are computed: asset selection vs. market timing, standardized vs. individualized, absolute vs. relative and excess return vs. gain measure. We show that several categories have been exhausted while some others feature very heterogeneous ways to assess performance within the same sets of objectives. The census is divided in two parts. The current article (Part 1) introduces the general taxonomy and presents the 75 standardized risk-adjusted measures. [less ▲]

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See detailMean-Variance versus Mean-VaR and Mean-Utility Spanning
Bodson, Laurent ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Stock Market Volatility (2009)

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See detailA comparison between Optimal Allocations Based on the Modified VaR and those based on a Utility-Based Risk Measure
Bodson, Laurent ULg; Coën, Alain; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) The VaR Modeling Handbook (2009)

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See detailModeling Operational Risk Based on Multiple Experts’ Opinion
Peters, Jean-Philippe; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Operational Risk Towards Basel III (2009)

While the Basel II accord has now gone live in most parts of the world, many discrepancies still remain on advanced modeling techniques for operational risk among large international banks. The two major ... [more ▼]

While the Basel II accord has now gone live in most parts of the world, many discrepancies still remain on advanced modeling techniques for operational risk among large international banks. The two major families of models include the loss distribution approaches (LDAs) that focus on observed past internal and external loss events and the scenario-based techniques that use subjective opinions from experts as the starting point to determine the regulatory capital charge to cover operational risk. A major methodological challenge is the combination of both techniques so as to fulfill Basel II requirements. In this chapter we discuss and investigate the use of various alternatives to model expert opinion in a sound statistical way so as to allow for subsequent integration with loss distributions fitted on internal and/or external data. A numerical example supports the analysis and shows that solutions exist to merge information arising from both sources. [less ▲]

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See detailHow Stable are the Major Performance Measures?
Bodson, Laurent ULg; Coën, Alain ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Journal of Performance Measurement (2008), (Fall), 21-30

In this paper, the authors compare three usual performance measures of actively managed portfolios: Jensen’s Alpha, the Information Ratio (IR), and the newly proposed Generalized Treynor Ratio (GTR ... [more ▼]

In this paper, the authors compare three usual performance measures of actively managed portfolios: Jensen’s Alpha, the Information Ratio (IR), and the newly proposed Generalized Treynor Ratio (GTR) introduced by Hübner (2005). They focus on model specification, sensitivity, and persistence for a large sample of mutual funds from January 1996 to December 2006. Their results reveal that fund classification made with the GTR displays a higher stability while the IR exhibits a greater capacity to reveal persistence in performance. The value of alpha is clearly contingent on model specifications and thus needs to be considered with greater caution to perform ranking of portfolio managers. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic Hedge Fund Style Analysis with Errors-in-Variables
Bodson, Laurent ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg; Coën, Alain

Conference (2008, July)

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to ... [more ▼]

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to identify the more appropriate benchmarks for the analyzed fund return. Then, we compute their corresponding higher moment estimated errors-in-variables, i.e. the measurement error series introducing the (cross) moments of order three and four. We adjust the selected benchmarks by subtracting their higher moments estimated EIV from the initial return series, to obtain an estimate of the true uncontaminated benchmarks. We finally run the Kalman filter on these adjusted regressors. Analyzing EDHEC alternative indexes styles, we show that this technique improves the factor loadings and permits to identify more precisely the return sources of the considered hedge fund strategy. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic Hedge Fund Style Analysis with Errors-in-Variables
Bodson, Laurent ULg; Coën, Alain ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

Conference (2008, July)

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to ... [more ▼]

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to identify the more appropriate benchmarks for the analyzed fund return. Then, we compute their corresponding higher moment estimated errors-in-variables, i.e. the measurement error series introducing the (cross) moments of order three and four. We adjust the selected benchmarks by subtracting their higher moments estimated EIV from the initial return series, to obtain an estimate of the true uncontaminated benchmarks. We finally run the Kalman filter on these adjusted regressors. Analyzing EDHEC alternative indexes styles, we show that this technique improves the factor loadings and permits to identify more precisely the return sources of the considered hedge fund strategy. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic Hedge Fund Style Analysis with Errors-in-Variables
Bodson, Laurent ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg; Coën, Alain

Conference (2008, June)

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to ... [more ▼]

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to identify the more appropriate benchmarks for the analyzed fund return. Then, we compute their corresponding higher moment estimated errors-in-variables, i.e. the measurement error series introducing the (cross) moments of order three and four. We adjust the selected benchmarks by subtracting their higher moments estimated EIV from the initial return series, to obtain an estimate of the true uncontaminated benchmarks. We finally run the Kalman filter on these adjusted regressors. Analyzing EDHEC alternative indexes styles, we show that this technique improves the factor loadings and permits to identify more precisely the return sources of the considered hedge fund strategy. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic Hedge Fund Style Analysis with Errors-in-Variables
Bodson, Laurent ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg; Coën, Alain

Conference (2008, April)

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to ... [more ▼]

This paper revisits the traditional return-based style analysis (RBSA) in presence of time-varying exposures and errors-in-variables (EIV). We first apply a selection algorithm using the Kalman filter to identify the more appropriate benchmarks for the analyzed fund return. Then, we compute their corresponding higher moment estimated errors-in-variables, i.e. the measurement error series introducing the (cross) moments of order three and four. We adjust the selected benchmarks by subtracting their higher moments estimated EIV from the initial return series, to obtain an estimate of the true uncontaminated benchmarks. We finally run the Kalman filter on these adjusted regressors. Analyzing EDHEC alternative indexes styles, we show that this technique improves the factor loadings and permits to identify more precisely the return sources of the considered hedge fund strategy. [less ▲]

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See detailAlternative alphas
Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

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See detailCapital Structure Arbitrage
Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

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See detailAsset Dynamics Estimation and Its Impact on CDS Pricing
François, Pascal; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Ali, Paul; Gregoriou, Greg (Eds.) Credit Derivatives Handbook (2008)

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See detailAlternative betas
Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

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See detailGeneralized Treynor Ratio
Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

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See detailPre-money valuation
Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

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See detailCDO Prices and Risk Management: A Comparative Study of Alternative Approaches for pricing iTraxx
Bourdoux, Jean-Michel; Hübner, Georges ULg; Sibille, Jean-Roch ULg

in Wagner, Niklas (Ed.) Credit Risk - Models, Derivatives and Management (2008)

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See detailPost-money valuation
Hübner, Georges ULg

in Gregoriou, Greg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

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See detailInternational Corporate Diversification and the Cost of Equity: European Evidence
Joliet, Robert ULg; Hübner, Georges ULg

in Journal of International Money & Finance (2008), 27(1), 102-123

This paper analyzes the impact of corporate international diversification (CID) on domestic and world betas through the notion of psychic distance between countries. Using a large European sample of 598 ... [more ▼]

This paper analyzes the impact of corporate international diversification (CID) on domestic and world betas through the notion of psychic distance between countries. Using a large European sample of 598 firms, our findings indicate that this dimension significantly influences corporate risk exposure. By isolating three additive components of the Foreign Sales Ratio (FSR), we obtain the most significant results by geographically partitioning the sample, provided that firms are further classified by sector. Our framework sheds new light on how the CID of firms belonging to Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as the Consumer Cyclical, Consumer Non-Cyclical and Information Technology sectors, sometimes can reduce and sometimes increase firm betas. [less ▲]

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