Regime-based tactical allocation for equity factors and balanced portfolios

Show simple item record Flint, Emlyn James Mare, Eben 2020-09-29T13:16:33Z 2020-09-29T13:16:33Z 2019
dc.description.abstract It is now an accepted fact that the majority of financial markets worldwide are neither normal nor constant, and South Africa is no exception. One idea that can be used to understand such markets and has been gaining popularity recently is that of regimes and regime-switching models. In this research, we consider whether regimes can add value to the asset allocation process. Four methods for regime identification—economic cycle variables, fundamental valuation metrics, technical market indicators and statistical regime-switching models—are discussed and tested on two asset universes—longonly South African equity factor returns and representative balanced portfolio asset class returns. We find several promising regime indicators and use these to create two regime-based tactical allocation frameworks. Out-of-sample testing on both the equity factor and balanced asset class data shows very promising results, with both regime-based tactical strategies outperforming their respective static benchmarks on an absolute return and risk-adjusted return basis. We also turn our attention to a potentially major recent development in the local fund management space; namely, the introduction of Capped Shareholder-Weighted indices as new benchmarks. We provide comparative analysis between the capped and uncapped Shareholder-Weighted indices in terms of sector weights, stock concentration, currency exposure and factor risk contributions. en_ZA
dc.description.department Mathematics and Applied Mathematics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Flint, E. & Maré, E. 2019, 'Regime-based tactical allocation for equity factors and balanced portfolios', South African Actuarial Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 27-52. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1680-2179
dc.identifier.other 10.4314/saaj.v19i1.2
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Actuarial Society of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights © Actuarial Society of South Africa. This article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. en_ZA
dc.subject Tactical asset allocation en_ZA
dc.subject Equity factors en_ZA
dc.subject Balanced portfolios en_ZA
dc.subject Market regimes en_ZA
dc.subject Regime-switching models en_ZA
dc.subject Turbulence index en_ZA
dc.subject Technical indicators en_ZA
dc.title Regime-based tactical allocation for equity factors and balanced portfolios en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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