msharpeTesting: Testing the difference of modified Sharpe ratios

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Note Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/msharpeTesting.R

Description

Function which performs the testing of the difference of modified Sharpe ratios.

Usage

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msharpeTesting(x, y, level = 0.9, na.neg = TRUE, control = list())

Arguments

x

Vector (of lenght T) of returns for the first fund. NA values are allowed.

y

Vector (of lenght T) of returns for the second fund. NA values are allowed.

level

Modified Value-at-Risk level. Default: level = 0.90.

na.neg

A logical value indicating whether NA values should be returned if a negative modified Value-at-Risk is obtained. Default na.neg = TRUE.

control

Control parameters (see *Details*).

Details

The modified Sharpe ratio (Favre and Galeano 2002) is one industry standard for measuring the absolute risk adjusted performance of hedge funds. This function performs the testing of modified Sharpe ratio difference for two funds using a similar approach than Ledoit and Wolf (2002). See also Gregoriou and Gueyie (2003).

For the testing, only the intersection of non-NA observations for the two funds are used.

The argument control is a list that can supply any of the following components:

Value

A list with the following components:

n: Number of non-NA concordant observations.

msharpe: Vector (of length 2) of unconditional modified Sharpe ratios.

dmsharpe: Modified Sharpe ratios difference.

tstat: t-stat of modified Sharpe ratios differences.

pval: pvalues of test of modified Sharpe ratios differences.

Note

Further details on the methdology with an application to the hedge fund industry is given in Ardia and Boudt (2016).

Some internal functions where adapted from Michael Wolf MATLAB code.

Author(s)

David Ardia and Kris Boudt.

References

Ardia, D., Boudt, K. (2015). Testing equality of modified Sharpe ratios. Finance Research Letters 13, pp.97-104. doi: 10.1016/j.frl.2015.02.008

Ardia, D., Boudt, K. (2016). The peer performance ratios of hedge funds. Working paper. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2000901

Barras, L., Scaillet, O., Wermers, R. (2010). False discoveries in mutual fund performance: Measuring luck in estimated alphas. Journal of Finance 65(1), pp.179-216. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2009.01527.x

Favre, L., Galeano, J.A. (2002). Mean-modified Value-at-Risk Optimization with Hedge Funds. Journal of Alternative Investments 5(2), pp.21-25. doi: 10.3905/jai.2002.319052

Gregoriou, G. N., Gueyie, J.-P. (2003). Risk-adjusted performance of funds of hedge funds using a modified Sharpe ratio. Journal of Wealth Management 6(3), pp.77-83.

Ledoit, O., Wolf, M. (2008). Robust performance hypothesis testing with the Sharpe ratio. Journal of Empirical Finance 15(5), pp.850-859. doi: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2008.03.002

Storey, J. (2002). A direct approach to false discovery rates. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B 64(3), pp.479-498. doi: 10.1111/1467-9868.00346

See Also

msharpe, msharpeScreening and sharpeTesting.

Examples

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## Load the data (randomized data of monthly hedge fund returns)
data("hfdata")
x = hfdata[,1]
y = hfdata[,2]

## Run modified Sharpe testing (asymptotic)
ctr = list(type = 1)
out = msharpeTesting(x, y, level = 0.95, control = ctr)
print(out)

## Run modified Sharpe testing (asymptotic hac)
ctr = list(type = 1, hac = TRUE)
out = msharpeTesting(x, y, level = 0.95, control = ctr)
print(out)
  
## Run modified Sharpe testing (iid bootstrap)
set.seed(1234)
ctr = list(type = 2, nBoot = 250)
out = msharpeTesting(x, y, level = 0.95, control = ctr)
print(out)

## Run modified Sharpe testing (circular bootstrap)
set.seed(1234)
ctr = list(type = 2, nBoot = 250, bBoot = 5)
out = msharpeTesting(x, y, level = 0.95, control = ctr)
print(out)

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