I have a problem deriving two expectation involving Wishart distributions with mean zero.

Let $\bf{W} \sim {W_p}({\bf{\Sigma }},$$n\bf{)}$ and $\bf{A}$$: p\times q$. Prove that

$E[\bf{A(A'WA)^-A'W}]=\bf{A(A'\Sigma A)^-A'\Sigma}$


$E[\bf{A(A'W^{-1}A)^-A'W^{-1}}]=\bf{A(A'\Sigma^{-1} A)^-A'\Sigma^{-1}}$.

I have noticed that both expressions are idempotent matrices but I dont know if that is of any help. I have also found the following Theorem that I thought could be used:

  • $\bf{A(A'W^{-1}A)^-A'}\sim \bf{W}_p(A(A'\Sigma^{-1}A)^-A'$$,n-p+r(\bf{A}))$
  • $\bf{A(A'W^{-1}A)^-A'}$ and $\bf{W-\bf{A(A'W^{-1}A)^-A'}}$ are independent
  • $\bf{A(A'W^{-1}A)^-A'}$ and $\bf{I-\bf{A(A'W^{-1}A)^-A'}}$

Note that $\bf{B}^-$ stands for the general inverse of $\bf{B}$.

Any help is appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ Anyone have an idea? $\endgroup$ – Syltherien Sep 21 '15 at 7:48

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