Practical analysis for investment professionals
08 May 2012

A Framework for Taming “Wildly Random” Markets

Ashvin Chhabra, chief investment officer at the Institute for Advanced Study, is well known for his seminal 2005 article “Beyond Markowitz: A Comprehensive Wealth Allocation Framework for Individual Investors,” in which he reframed asset allocation through the lens of risk allocation while building on the central tenets of Modern Portfolio Theory and behavioral finance.

Speaking yesterday at the 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Chicago, Chhabra reminded the audience that “asset allocation is a form of risk allocation.” He proposed a goals-based risk allocation framework for unstable markets as “a different way” to construct portfolios and understand markets.

Read more on the Annual Conference blog →


About the Author(s)
Lauren Foster

Lauren Foster is a content director on the professional learning team at CFA Institute and host of the Take 15 Podcast. She is the former managing editor of Enterprising Investor and co-lead of CFA Institute’s Women in Investment Management initiative. Lauren spent nearly a decade on staff at the Financial Times as a reporter and editor based in the New York bureau, followed by freelance writing for Barron’s and the FT. Lauren holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University.

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