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Spanning tests for assets with option-like payoffs: the case of hedge funds

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Finance Discipline Group 
Research Seminars in Finance
 
Topic: Spanning tests for assets with option-like payoffs:the case of hedge funds
 
Speaker: Paul Karehnke, UNSW
 
Abstract:
We propose a new performance evaluation method which allows for investors with skewness preference and is designed for assets with option-like returns. Our method delivers conclusions, which are neither parameter nor investor dependent, and we show that it is better able to account for non-linearities in returns than previously proposed option-based factor models. Applied to hedge funds, our method  yields different  conclusions  compared  to standard  tests,  especially in the recent sub-sample, for younger funds, and compared to mutual funds. While our main conclusions are based on statistical tests, we also verify that our framework leads to economically significant performance adjustments.
 
A light lunch will be provided at 1p.m. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Mala Kapahi by 12 noon on Monday 20th March.
 
Date: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017      
Time: 12.00 – 1.00 p.m.
Venue: University of Technology, Sydney
             Building 8
             Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
             14 - 28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo
 
Co-ordinator: Adrian Lee (Ph: +61 2 9514 7765)
 
Enquiries: Mala Kapahi (Ph: +61 2 9514 7777)

When

22 March 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Where

City - HaymarketCB08 Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Building 8