Betting Against Beta

Andrea Frazzini, Lasse Heje Pedersen

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Abstrakt

We present a model with leverage and margin constraints that vary across investors and time. We find evidence consistent with each of the model’s five central predictions: (1) Since constrained investors bid up high-beta assets, high beta is associated with low alpha, as we find empirically for U.S. equities, 20 international equity markets, Treasury bonds, corporate bonds, and futures; (2) A betting-against-beta (BAB) factor, which is long leveraged low beta assets and short high-beta assets, produces significant positive risk-adjusted returns; (3) When funding constraints tighten, the return of the BAB factor is low; (4) Increased funding liquidity risk compresses betas toward one; (5) More constrained investors hold riskier assets.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
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UdgiverSSRN: Social Science Research Network
Antal sider85
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012
NavnSwiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series
Nummer12-17

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