Forthcoming research examines societal income distribution in the statistical sense – such as its volatility, skewness, and kurtosis – and relates it to the macro risk distribution faced by investors. This analysis tests the hypothesis that investors’ efforts to reduce volatility reallocates it to individuals in the form of income volatility, and raises the question - Are investors’ risk management practices contributing to inequality?

Balancing Act

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Balancing Act: Managing Risk Across Multiple Time Horizons

21 December 2018 - This challenge of meeting both long-term obligations and short-term expectations means that even the longest-term investor must manage across multiple time horizons. This necessity is often at odds with most risk processes, which have been...

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Risk Webinar Series: Ramifications of Investment Risk Management on Income Volatility and Distribution

10 February 2021 - Forthcoming research examines societal income distribution in the statistical sense – such as its volatility, skewness, and kurtosis – and relates it to the macro risk distribution faced by investors. This analysis tests the hypothesis that investors’ efforts to reduce volatility reallocates it to individuals in the form of income volatility, and raises the question - Are investors’ risk management practices contributing to inequality?

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Risk Webinar Series: Time Diversification – Patience or Complacency?

14 January 2021 - “Time diversification” is a principle that an investor’s statistical probability of loss decreases as the holding period increases. Long-term investors may overinterpret this statistical principle to indicate that risk in all of its forms is lower. In fact, longer holding periods also expose investors to a greater scale of potential losses and to more experience with turbulence. Our September webinar introduced the way in which these patterns have implications for diversification and asset allocation, and the implications also extend significantly to the way in which long-term investors define and estimate risk.

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