Hedge fund performance attribution under various market conditions


We investigate US hedge funds' performance. Our proposed model contains exogenous and endogenous break points, based on business cycles and on a regime switching process conditional on different states of the market. During difficult market conditions most hedge fund strategies do not provide significant alphas. At such times hedge funds reduce both the number of their exposures to different asset classes and their portfolio allocations, while some strategies even reverse their exposures. Directional strategies share more common exposures under all market conditions compared to non-directional strategies. Factors related to commodity asset classes are more common during these difficult conditions whereas factors related to equity asset classes are most common during good market conditions. Falling stock markets are harsher than recessions for hedge funds.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2018.01.006
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2018, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hedge funds,Performance,Statistical factors,Multi-factor models,Risk exposures,Alpha and beta returns
Publication ISSN: 1873-8079
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 07:17
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 12:15
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-03-01
Published Online Date: 2018-01-31
Accepted Date: 2018-01-13
Authors: Stafylas, Dimitrios (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0326-1877)
Anderson, Keith
Uddin, Moshfique

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