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Author NameZhao, Zhen
URNetd-042512-205343
TitlePortfolio Optimization, CAPM & Factor Modeling Project
DegreeMS
DepartmentMathematical Sciences
Advisors
  • Marcel Y. Blais, Advisor
  • Bogdan M. Vernescu, Department Head
  • Keywords
  • factor model
  • portfolio optimization
  • Date of Presentation/Defense2012-04-25
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    Abstract

    In this project, we implement portfolio theory to construct our portfolio, applying the theory to real practice. There are 3 parts in this project, including portfolio optimization, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) analysis and Factor Model analysis. We implement portfolio theory in the portfolio optimization part. In the second part, we use the CAPM to analyze and improve our portfolio. In the third part we extend our CAPM to factor models to get a deeper analysis of our portfolio.

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