• ISSN: 2010-023X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Trade, Economics and Financ.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2012 Vol.3(6): 445-449 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2012.V3.243

Diversification in Portfolio Risk Management: The Case of the UAE Financial Market

Ikhlaas Gurrib and Saad Alshahrani
Abstract—The paper looks at the existence of portfolio risk management for the UAE Financial Market. The research methodology centers on applying Modern Portfolio Theory, with particular emphasis on the Markowitz Efficient Frontier, Minimum Variance Analysis, and Portfolio Optimization. The data is essentially based on the top performing sectors of the UAE economy, and twenty key companies are chosen from each sector to test for diversification. Key findings suggest that the risk of the portfolio is lower than the weighted risk of the twenty individual stocks, i.e. efficient diversification can be achieved.

Index Terms—Efficient diversification, portfolio optimization, UAE financial market.

I. Gurrib is with the Canadian University of Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (e-mail: ikhlaas@cud.ac.ae).
S. Alshahrani is with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Fiscal Affairs Department, 700 19th St, Washington, DC 20431, USA. (e-mail:salshahrani@imf.org).


Cite:Ikhlaas Gurrib and Saad Alshahrani, "Diversification in Portfolio Risk Management: The Case of the UAE Financial Market," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.3, no.6, pp. 445-449, 2012.

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