Style analysis, as originally proposed by Sharpe, is an asset class factor model aimed at obtaining information on the internal allocation of a financial portfolio and at comparing portfolios with similar investment strategies. The classical approach is based on a constrained linear regression model and the coefficients are usually estimated exploiting a least squares procedure. This solution clearly suffers from the presence of outlying observations. The aim of the paper is to investigate the use of a robust estimator for style coefficients based on constrained quantile regression. The performance of the novel procedure is evaluated by means of a Monte Carlo study where different sets of outliers (both in the constituent returns and in the portfolio returns) have been considered.

Robust estimation of style analysis coefficients

D. VISTOCCO
2010

Abstract

Style analysis, as originally proposed by Sharpe, is an asset class factor model aimed at obtaining information on the internal allocation of a financial portfolio and at comparing portfolios with similar investment strategies. The classical approach is based on a constrained linear regression model and the coefficients are usually estimated exploiting a least squares procedure. This solution clearly suffers from the presence of outlying observations. The aim of the paper is to investigate the use of a robust estimator for style coefficients based on constrained quantile regression. The performance of the novel procedure is evaluated by means of a Monte Carlo study where different sets of outliers (both in the constituent returns and in the portfolio returns) have been considered.
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