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janickg
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Implied Returns

August 12th, 2004, 2:47 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but implied returns are simply returns implied by the respective weights that construct the market/benchmark portfolio?
 
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Gmike2000
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Implied Returns

August 12th, 2004, 5:59 pm

The weights alone dont imply any return. You can imply returns from a fund's over/underweights versus a benchmark. If you have the covariance matrix, decompose the excess return vol into marginal (per factor) vol contribution. Then use the expected/historical/assumed information ratio of the fund mgr to get the return implied from exposure to any one of the factors/sectors. I will let you do the algebra...
 
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Implied Returns

August 12th, 2004, 6:08 pm

So basically, you're saying that I'm calculating the returns of assets in a portfolio that would make it optimal based on a given benchmark. So the returns are implied by the benchmark essentially?
 
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Implied Returns

August 12th, 2004, 6:23 pm

Yes you are assuming the portfolio manager has positioned himself optimally. Then the returns are implied by the over/underweighting in certain sectors, but also by the info ratio you are assuming.
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