The 2014 Asset Allocation Research Recap

The 2014 Asset Allocation Research Recap

December 30, 2014 Tactical Asset Allocation Research
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(Last Updated On: January 18, 2017)

Tactical asset allocation is always a hot topic in the blogosphere. A few fun concepts that hit the wires in 2014:

We had a bunch of thoughts on asset allocation this year and we highlight our top-viewed posts below. There was a lot of discussion earlier in the year revolving around risk parity. We then moved on to reviewing a variety of ideas posed in the academic literature and through our own internal review. Finally, we ended with what we call “Robust Asset Allocation,” which is our imperfect, but robust approach to the asset allocation problem.

Risk Parity

Tactical Asset Allocation Offshoots

Robust Asset Allocation (RAA)


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