Three-factor asset pricing model and portfolio holdings of foreign investors: evidence from an emerging market - Borsa Istanbul

Ceylan N. B. , Dogan B., Berument M. H.

ECONOMIC RESEARCH-EKONOMSKA ISTRAZIVANJA, vol.28, pp.467-486, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1331677x.2015.1075138
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-486


This article contributes to the asset pricing literature by offering an alternative missing factor: the excess holdings of foreign investors. To incorporate this factor, we mimic the portfolio of foreign investors in Borsa Istanbul (BIST) with respect to portfolio preferences (foreign ownership) using the Fama and French's three-factor model. Our findings suggest that market factor, size, and book-to-market (B/M) variables are still statistically significant and Jensen's alpha is still not significant, and we obtain a statistically significant negative relationship between the excess return of foreign investors' ownership and the return variation of a given portfolio.