So i work with many institutional clients that rebalance… I’ve never heard of CPPI.

M (portfolio value - floor value) = M (Cushion)

Huh? Can someone please explain?

Thanks!

So i work with many institutional clients that rebalance… I’ve never heard of CPPI.

M (portfolio value - floor value) = M (Cushion)

Huh? Can someone please explain?

Thanks!

I would imagine that your institutional clients generally rebalance to a constant mix strategy (more or less). A constant mix strategy is appropriate for investors whose relative risk tolerance is constant; i.e., their overall risk tolerance is proportional to the size of their portfolio.

A CPPI strategy is appropriate for investors whose relative risk tolerance increases with increasing wealth; i.e., their overall risk tolerance increases *faster* than the size of their portfolio.

I suspect that 99-44/100 of investors think that rebalancing only means a constant mix strategy. (I’ve posted about CPPI a few times in threads on www.bogleheads.org with absolutely no luck: I haven’t found an investor (or advisor) there who thinks that rebalancing can possibly be anything other than constant mix. Alas.) So your experience is far from unique: it’s the norm.

Got it. Thanks Bill. Going to reread it again a few times. Just gets me fired up… “Trending markets, non-trending markets, etc”

No one knows where markets are going…, so CPPI to me just seems like a buy high and sell low policy.