A Bayesian Approach for Large Asset Allocation

  •  Mihnea S. Andrei    
  •  John S. J. Hsu    


The Black-Litterman model combines investor’s personal views with historical data and gives optimal portfolio weights. In (Andrei & Hsu, 2020), they reviewed the original Black-Litterman model and modified it in order to fit it into a Bayesian framework, when a certain number of assets is considered. They used the idea by (Leonard & Hsu, 1992) for a multivariate normal prior on the logarithm of the covariance matrix. When implemented and applied to a large number of assets such as all the S&P500 companies, they ran into memory allocation and running time issues. In this paper, we reduce the dimensions by considering Bayesian factor models, which solve the asset allocation problems for a large number of assets. In addition, we will conduct sensitivity analysis for the confidence levels that the investors have to input.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-7032
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-7040
  • Started: 2012
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