Development of a trend-tracking dynamic fund-of-index-funds
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Financial Engineering
Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business
Financial Management Department
Michael Gines Munsayac
Defense Panel Chair
Ma. Fluellen Bautista
Defense Panel Member
Dioscoro P. Baylon, Jr.
Claro M. Cordero
Brian C. Gozun
This first Philippine trend tracking fund of index funds will fill the void between tracking benchmarks and capital preservation by: (i) being composed of benchmark tracking assets, and (ii) a trend tracking strategy. The Fund is composed of: (i) an equity index fund, (ii) a bond index fund as the benchmark trackers, and (iii) a money market fund as the riskless asset. Due to the fund of index funds model, the underlying benchmark assets provide diversification and eliminates the need for individual security selection. The weights of each asset will be selected and adjusted using a Portfolio Optimization Program utilizing Modern Portfolio Theory.
Investor behavior causes markets to move in cycles which can be broken down into uptrends and downtrends; to measure trends the fund intends to use join point regression model to: (i) validate the funds portfolio optimizer, and (ii) overrule the optimizer in favor of the current or reversing trend.
The fund will cater to the Filipino with a medium to long-term investment time horizon and with a risk profile of at least moderately aggressive, with little to no understanding of how markets work, or those who simply do not have the time to monitor their investments. With these criteria in place the proposed ii fund aims to minimize losses resulting in increased growth potential in the long run by taking advantage of trend changes.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall
1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Index mutual funds--Philippines; Bonds--Philippines
Tan, K. (2018). Development of a trend-tracking dynamic fund-of-index-funds. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/5442