Efficient fund of hedge funds construction under downside risk measures

David P. Morton, Elmira Popova, Ivilina Popova*

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We consider portfolio allocation in which the underlying investment instruments are hedge funds. We consider a family of utility functions involving the probability of outperforming a benchmark and expected regret relative to another benchmark. Non-normal return vectors with prescribed marginal distributions and correlation structure are modeled and simulated using the normal-to-anything method. A Monte Carlo procedure is used to obtain, and establish the quality of, a solution to the associated portfolio optimization model. Computational results are presented on a problem in which we construct a fund of 13 CSFB/Tremont hedge-fund indices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-518
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Banking and Finance
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006


  • Expected regret
  • Fund of funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Portfolio choice
  • Portfolio optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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