Opportunities and Costs of Portfolio Diversification in SADC's Smallest Equity Markets

Hearn, Bruce and Piesse, Jenifer (2008) Opportunities and Costs of Portfolio Diversification in SADC's Smallest Equity Markets. South African Journal of Economics, 76 (3). pp. 399-426. ISSN 0038-2280

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Abstract

This paper contrasts the performance of three time series models, a simple stochastic drift,GARCH, and a time varying parameter CAPM for three of SADC’s smallest equity markets:
Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique. Analysis of the portfolio characteristics for each reveals the level of integration with South Africa using optimised portfolio frontiers. In addition, the implications of adopting a minimum investment retention levy by the smaller states is examined. Namibia is found to exhibit the greatest degree of integration with South Africa, followed to a much lesser extent by Swaziland with Mozambique. The evidence suggests that investors in the smaller markets would face considerable additional costs should such a policy be adopted.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3810 Foreign exchange. International finance. International monetary system
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Finance management. Business finance. Corporation finance
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Depositing User: Bruce Hearn
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 14:51
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 09:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38182

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