The Problems of Correlation in Financial Risk Management – the Contribution of Microfinance
In this paper, the authors, Karel Janda and Barbora Svárovská, first introduce microfinance institutions as an alternative investment instrument. They argue (convincingly) that beside socially responsible features of microfinance, there exists also significant portfolio enhancement opportunity in microfinance investments. Then they provide an overview of possible ways how to evaluate the correlation between microfinance related financial instruments and conventional financial market measures of risk and return.
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