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A Comprehensive Appraisal of Style-Integration Methods

Fernandez-Perez, A., Fuertes, A-M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6468-9845 & Miffre, J. (2019). A Comprehensive Appraisal of Style-Integration Methods. Journal of Banking and Finance, 105, pp. 134-150. doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.05.016


The paper provides a comprehensive appraisal of style-integration methods in equity index, fixed income, currency, and commodity futures markets. We confront the naïve equal-weight integration (EWI) method with a host of ‘sophisticated’ style-integrations that derive the style exposures using past data according to utility maximization, style rotation, volatility timing, cross-sectional pricing, style momentum or principal components criteria. The analysis, conducted separately per futures market and cross-markets, reveals that the EWI portfolio is unrivalled in terms of risk-adjusted performance while it sustains a relatively low turnover. The findings are robust to analyses that entertain variants of the sophisticated integrations, longer estimation windows, several asset scoring schemes, data snooping tests, sub-periods evaluation and equities in place of futures.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © Elsevier 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: Style integration; Futures markets; Long-short asset allocation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Bayes Business School > Finance
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