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1 March 2014 Financial Analysts Journal Volume 70, Issue 2

The Global Multi-Asset Market Portfolio, 1959–2012

  1. Ronald Doeswijk
  2. Trevin Lam
  3. Laurens Swinkels

The market portfolio contains important information for purposes of strategic asset allocation. One could consider it a natural benchmark for investors. The authors composed the invested global multi-asset market portfolio for 1990–2012 by estimating the market capitalization for equities, private equity, real estate, high-yield bonds, emerging-market debt, investment-grade credits, government bonds, and inflation-linked bonds. They also used an expanded period (1959–2012) for the main asset categories: equities, real estate, nongovernment bonds, and government bonds.

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