Author Archives: Youssef LOURAOUI

Specific risk

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) explains the specific risk of financial assets, a key concept in asset pricing models and asset management in practice. This article is structured as follows: we … Continue reading

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Systematic risk

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the systematic risk of financial assets, a key concept in asset pricing models and investment management theories more generally. This article is structured as follows: … Continue reading

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Implementing Black-Litterman asset allocation model

In this article, Youssef Louraoui (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents an implementation of the Black-Litterman model, used to determine the expected return of a portfolio by integrating investor’s views regarding the performance of the underlying … Continue reading

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Implementing Markowitz asset allocation model

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) explains how to implement the Markowitz asset allocation model. This model is used to determine optimal asset portfolios based on the risk-return trade-off. This article follows … Continue reading

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Systematic risk and specific risk

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the systematic risk and specific risk of financial assets, two fundamental concepts in asset pricing models and investment management theories more generally. This article is … Continue reading

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Portfolio

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of portfolio, which is a basic element in asset management. This article is structured as follows: we introduce the concept of portfolio. … Continue reading

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Black-Litterman Model

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the Black-Litterman model, used to determine optimal asset allocation in a portfolio. The Black-Litterman model takes the Markowitz model one step further: it incorporates an … Continue reading

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Passive Investing

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of passive investing. This article will offer a concise summary of the academic literature on passive investment. After that, we’ll discuss the … Continue reading

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Beta

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) explains the concept of beta, one of the most fundamental concepts in the financial industry, which is heavily used in asset management to assess the risk … Continue reading

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Alpha

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of alpha, one of the fundamental parameters for portfolio performance measure. This article is structured as follows: we introduce the concept of … Continue reading

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