The International CAPM Redux

Brusa, Francesca, Ramadorai, Tarun and Verdelhan, Adrien (2014) The International CAPM Redux. Said Business School Working Paper 2014-11.

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Abstract

This paper presents new evidence that international investors are compensated for bearing currency risk. We present a new three-factor international capital asset pricing model, comprising a global equity factor denominated in local currencies, and two currency factors, dollar and carry. The model is able to explain a wide cross-section of equity returns from 46 developed and emerging countries from 1976 to the present, is also useful at explaining the risks of international mutual funds and hedge funds, and outperforms standard models proposed in the international asset pricing literature. We rationalize our findings with a simple model of endogenous exchange rate risk in complete markets, and identify the importance of correctly identifying the dynamics of quantities and market prices of risk.

Item Type: Oxford Saïd Research Paper
Keywords: Equity, Exchange rates, Risk, finance
Subject(s): Finance
Private equity
Centre: Oxford Private Equity Institute
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 09:57
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5313

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