*Risk minimization for a portfolio using mean absolute deviation and conditional value-at-risk / Iylia Lyiana Rahim, Siti Ayuni Mohd Jamil and Nur Anis Mohd Aziz.*[Student Project] (Unpublished)

## Abstract

This research focused on minimizing the risk of portfolios using mean¬ Mean Absolute Deviation (mean-MAD) and mean-Conditional Value--at¬ Risk (mean-CVaR) as mean-risk models. Since MAD and CVaR comes from different types of risk measure, they have different computational methods and hold onto different purposes. Hence, the question arises whether these two models can dominate either of them and which risk measure is efficient at minimizing risk. The first objective of this re¬ search is to minimize the risk of a portfolio using MAD and CVaR as risk measures. Then, this research wants to verify whether mean-MAD dominates mean-CVaR or vice versa and lastly, to compare which of the mean-risk model is more favourable based on the in-sample performance and out-sample realized performance. Scenario returns are simulated us¬ ing the monthly returns of the 23 risky assets from FTSE Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBMKLCI) to construct the in-sample portfolios. The in-sample portfolios are then computed into the two (2) selected models to obtain the portfolio weights. From the in-sample analysis, we can see that MAD for CVaR-minimizing portfolios is not the lower MAD, and CVaR for MAD-minimizing portfolios is not the minimum CVaR. Hence, both mean-risk models does not dominates each other. Then, the in-sample portfolio performances are validated through out-of-sample analysis, using all 119 scenario returns in each out-of-sample portfolio. At the end of the result, MAD-minimizing portfolios give more favourable outcomes than CVaR since MAD gives higher expected realized returns than CVaR, and the CVaR for mean-MAD does not show much different from the optimal¬ CVaR. Thus, for the next research, it is recommended to use larger data sets obtained from various index using other available mean-risk models.

## Metadata

Item Type: | Student Project |
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Creators: | Creators Email / ID Num. Rahim, Iylia Lyiana UNSPECIFIED Mohd Jamil, Siti Ayuni UNSPECIFIED Mohd Aziz, Nur Anis UNSPECIFIED |

Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics > Mathematical statistics. Probabilities Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis > Analytical methods used in the solution of physical problems |

Divisions: | Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Seremban Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences |

Programme: | Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Management Mathematics |

Keywords: | Risk minimization, portfolio, mean absolute deviation, conditional value-at-risk |

Date: | 2019 |

URI: | https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39214 |

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