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This paper expands upon "Toward Maximum Diversification", a 2008 paper by Choueifaty and Coignard (Journal of Portfolio Management 35(1), 40-51). We present new mathematical properties of the diversification ratio and most diversified portfolio (MDP),...
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This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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