Fund ratios with lagged correlations

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Fund ratios with lagged correlations

 Hi, I'm having a problem computing funds ratios such as alpha, beta, tracking error, etc, and maybe the list wisdom can be of help  :-) I have daily NAVs and values of luxembourg funds and their benchmarks. Most funds investing in the US have a delay on its NAV of 1 day with respect to benchmarks such as S&P500. I find this easily using the ccf function, and then I just compute the ratios of the delayed (returns of the) NAVs with respect to (returns of) the benchmark. The problem is that with some markets (e.g. south american funds) the correlation between the fund and its benchmarks is splitted between the current day and the previous day. I find this by testing that none of the series exhibits significant serial autocorrelation, but the cross-correlations are high for both the 0 and 1 lag (say 0.5 and 0.5, or 0.7 and 0.4). With products that trade continuously I can solve this problem by taking into account timezones and using prices at specific times of the day, but with funds and many indexes only end-of-day values are available. Has someone faced this problem? How do you adapt the beta/correlation/etc computations to handle this issue and come up with sensible estimates? Any paper dealing with this topic? Thanks in advance!!! Enrique _______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-finance
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 On 9 March 2006 at 15:43, Enrique Bengoechea wrote: | Hi, I'm having a problem computing funds ratios such as alpha, beta, tracking error, etc, and maybe the list wisdom can be of help  :-) | | I have daily NAVs and values of luxembourg funds and their benchmarks. Most funds investing in the US have a delay on its NAV of 1 day with respect to benchmarks such as S&P500. I find this easily using the ccf function, and then I just compute the ratios | of the delayed (returns of the) NAVs with respect to (returns of) the benchmark. | | The problem is that with some markets (e.g. south american funds) the correlation between the fund and its benchmarks is splitted between the current day and the previous day. I find this by testing that none of the series exhibits significant serial | autocorrelation, but the cross-correlations are high for both the 0 and 1 lag (say 0.5 and 0.5, or 0.7 and 0.4). With products that trade continuously I can solve this problem by taking into account timezones and using prices at specific times of the day, | but with funds and many indexes only end-of-day values are available. | | Has someone faced this problem? How do you adapt the beta/correlation/etc computations to handle this issue and come up with sensible estimates? Any paper dealing with this topic? I'd try the ccf() over longer return periods -- say two-day returns or five-day returns. Hope this helps,  Dirk -- Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.                                                   -- Thomas A. Edison _______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-finance