Construction of factor indices and allocation

Scientific project

The research themes of this program are part of a problem of understanding the existing relationships between the financial assets in which the portfolio managers invest. One way to understand this problem is to try to extract the information contained in the financial markets through the evolution of the prices of these same assets, analyzed jointly. There are many explanatory (or risk) factors, so the idea is to synthesize most of this multivariate and complex information into a limited number of factors, which we call factor indices. Once these factors have been identified and analyzed dynamically, they can be used as a vector of investment, either individually or collectively so as to best diversify the risks identified and detected on the financial markets. Two lines of research were favored over the period March 2016-December 2017:


Scientific officer

Emmanuelle Jay
Emmanuelle Jay
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Economic Partner