Portfolio Theory forα-Symmetric and Pseudoisotropic Distributions:k-Fund Separation and the CAPM

Nils Chr. Framstad
2015 Journal of Probability and Statistics  
The shifted pseudoisotropic multivariate distributions are shown to satisfy Ross' stochastic dominance criterion for two-fund monetary separation in the case with risk-free investment opportunity and furthermore to admit the Capital Asset Pricing Model under an embedding inLαcondition if1<α≤2, with the betas given in an explicit form. For theα-symmetric subclass, the market without risk-free investment opportunity admits2d-fund separation ifα=1+1/(2d-1),d∈N, generalizing the classical
more » ... classical elliptical cased=1, and we also give the precise number of funds needed, from which it follows that we cannot, except degenerate cases, have a CAPM without risk-free opportunity. For the symmetric stable subclass, the index of stability is only of secondary interest, and several common restrictions in terms of that index can be weakened by replacing it by the (no smaller) indices of symmetry/of embedding. Finally, dynamic models with intermediate consumption inherit the separation properties of the static models.
doi:10.1155/2015/235452 fatcat:rtgaoujhdjgxvpjkvdflzdnrde