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Company Stock and Pension Plan Diversification

Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters

in The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266913
eISBN:
9780191601323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266913.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter proposes a measure of the diversification level in defined contribution (DC) plans, and explains how plan participants can insure themselves against a decline in wealth due to an ... More


The Home Bias Puzzle in Equity Portfolios

PIET SERCU and ROSANNE VANPEE

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

This chapter reviews the recent literature on equity home bias and shows that people overinvest in domestic stocks relative to the theoretically optimal investment portfolio. The chapter examines ... More


Building and maintaining investment portfolios

Jesper Rangvid

in From Main Street to Wall Street: How the Economy Influences Stock Markets and What Investors Should Know

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198866404
eISBN:
9780191898549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866404.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This last chapter in the book provides research-based perspectives on a number of challenges investors face when building and maintaining investment portfolios. The paper discusses portfolio ... More


REITs: International Dimensions

Ehsan Nikbakht, Garrett Smith, and Andrew Spieler

in Public Real Estate Markets and Investments

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199993277
eISBN:
9780199395767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993277.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on the globalization of REITS, the overall composition of the global market for REITs, the advantages of international REIT (I-REIT) diversification, transmission of volatility ... More


Infrastructure

Hsu Wen Peng and Graeme Newell

in Private Real Estate Markets and Investments

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199388752
eISBN:
9780199388783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388752.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Real estate-related assets provide potentially enhanced returns and diversification benefits in an investment portfolio. As such, infrastructure has taken on increased investment importance in listed ... More


Directional Equity Strategies of Hedge Funds

Oreste Auleta and Filippo Stefanini

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses three directional hedge fund strategies: long/short equity, short only, and equity market neutral. These strategies rely on different types of positions that are enumerated and ... More


Alternatives and Multi-Asset Strategies

Ananth N. Madhavan

in Exchange-Traded Funds and the New Dynamics of Investing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190279394
eISBN:
9780190279424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279394.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The fastest growing area of passive investing today is the extension beyond traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds to include other asset classes and strategies. More esoteric “alternative” ... More


Commodity Exchange-Traded Funds

Christopher Milliken

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Commodity exchange-traded funds (ETCs), which debuted in 2004, enable investors to access an asset class previously difficult or expensive to access. Although a small segment of the overall ... More


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