Revisiting the home bias puzzle: Downside equity risk
Rachel A. Campbell and
Roman Kräussl ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Rachel A J Pownall (Campbell) ()
No 2006/31, CFS Working Paper Series from Center for Financial Studies (CFS)
Deviations from normality in financial return series have led to the development of alternative portfolio selection models. One such model is the downside risk model, whereby the investor maximizes his return given a downside risk constraint. In this paper we empirically observe the international equity allocation for the downside risk investor using 9 international markets' returns over the last 34 years. The results are stable for various robustness checks. Investors may think globally, but instead act locally, due to greater downside risk. The results provide an alternative view of the home bias phenomenon, documented in international financial markets.
Keywords: Asset Pricing; Home Bias; Downside Risk; Prospect Theory (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G11 G12 G15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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