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Title:Revisiting the home bias puzzle: Downside equity risk PDF Logo
Authors:Campbell, Rachel A.
Kräussl, Roman
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:CFS Working Paper 2006/31
Abstract:Deviations from normality in financial return series have led to the development of alternative portfolio selection models. One such model is the downside risk model, whereby the investor maximizes his return given a downside risk constraint. In this paper we empirically observe the international equity allocation for the downside risk investor using 9 international markets’ returns over the last 34 years. The results are stable for various robustness checks. Investors may think globally, but instead act locally, due to greater downside risk. The results provide an alternative view of the home bias phenomenon, documented in international financial markets.
Subjects:Asset Pricing
Home Bias
Downside Risk
Prospect Theory
JEL:G11
G12
G15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-38057
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CFS Working Paper Series, Universität Frankfurt a. M.

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