Flirting with Models

Research Library of Newfound Research | While other asset managers focus on alpha, our first focus is on managing risk.

Author: Nathan Faber (Page 1 of 13)

Tightening the Uncertain Payout of Trend-Following

Long/flat trend-following strategies look like call options with uncertainty. Combining multiple trend models can reduce this uncertainty in the payout.

The Risk in the Risk-Free Rate

The risk-free rate is a tool in portfolio construction, but the practical aspects of achieving that rate can be difficult in a low rate environment.

Maximizing Diversification

Maximum diversification is possible in portfolio construction, but its benefits are often ephemeral and out of line with investor objectives.

Measuring the Benefit of Diversification

A systematic approach for evaluating diversification leads to actionable, unbiased results based on a portfolio's objectives.

Measuring Risk Tolerance

Risk tolerance is a tricky metric to measure. Riskalyze tries to intuitively quantify this, but be careful not to oversimplify this complex portfolio input.

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