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Title
Performance evaluation of portfolio insurance strategies using stochastic dominance criteria
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Abstract
This paper evaluates the performance of the stop-loss, synthetic put and constant proportion portfolio insurance techniques based on a block-bootstrap simulation. We consider not only traditional performance measures, but also some recently developed measures that capture the non-normality of the return distribution (value-at-risk, expected shortfall, and the Omega measure). We compare them to the more comprehensive stochastic dominance criteria. The impact of changing the rebalancing frequency and level of capital protection is examined. We find that, even though a buy-and-hold strategy generates higher average excess returns, it does not stochastically dominate the portfolio insurance strategies, nor vice versa. Our results indicate that a 100% floor value should be preferred to lower floor values and that daily-rebalanced synthetic put and CPPI strategies dominate their counterparts with less frequent rebalancing.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of banking and finance. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2009
ISSN
0378-4266
Volume/pages
33:2(2009), p. 272-280
ISI
000262113300010
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Last edited 15.05.2017
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