Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 237-244
Published online 2017-02-28

Portfolio Risk of International Diversification of Kosovo Pension Fund: A Historical Perspective

Florin Aliu, Adriana Knápková

Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Mostní 5139, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic

Finance do not stand on static variables like exact sciences, they are changeable and influenced from human actions. The question where to invest funds, is a crucial task for financial managers. The study aimed at assessing the portfolio risk of different asset managers of the Kosovo Pension and Saving Trust. In general, the assessment has been categorized in two historical perspectives. The first phase is an assessment of the portfolio risk of the fund from 2003 to 2009 and the second phase is from 2003 to 2013. In general, portfolio risk in the second stage has shown a reduction as compared to the first stage. However, the return side shows also a reduction in the second phase than the first one. The overall risk of Kosovo Pension and Saving Trust has been in accepted range. Majority of money have been invested in stocks which automatically exposes huge risk on KPST portfolio, since it is proven that financial markets are not stable and they are prone to asset bubbles.


We are very grateful for the support provided by the Internal Grant Agency of Tomas Bata University in Zlin IGA/FaME/2016/018.


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