Tail Risk in the Cross Section of Alternative Risk Premium Strategies
Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2018, https://jpm.pm-research.com/content/45/2/93
Posted: 16 Aug 2018 Last revised: 5 Oct 2019
Date Written: October 22, 2018
In this article the authors attempt to get a better understanding of the cross-section of alternative risk premia using a multi-asset version of the downside risk CAPM. In line with the empirical literature, they find that the cross-section of realized returns is much better explained when using the downside risk CAPM, rather than relying on the traditional CAPM. However, in contrast to the empirical literature, the authors cannot always recover the required signs in their cross-sectional regressions. In particular, we find that taking on downside risk is not always systematically rewarded. This might either be due to the limited availability of time series that essentially overweight the exceptional events of 2008 or a direct result of creating back-tests with attractive in-sample features that are impossible to be repeated out-of-sample.
Keywords: Alternative Risk Premia, Tail Risk, Downside CAPM
JEL Classification: G11, G12, G14, C21
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation