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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Would you say “traditional” investments trade in increasingly efficient markets (diminishing risk premia) vs. alternatives (majority are still inefficient – and offer risk premia)..

A SQUARE :: 20Jun07 "Manna"
Category Asset Class
Faculty Leon Metzger
Expertise Hedge Funds
Author Sona Blessing
Faculty Name
An asset class should not be limited to securities alone. For example, derivative financial instruments, collectibles, and horses are not securities but are asset classes. Asset classes may exhibit low correlation to other asset classes, but it is not a requirement. For example, say German bonds and Korean equities were highly correlated, I doubt that anyone would consider them part of the same asset class.
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