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Continuous time mean variance asset allocation: A time-consistent strategy

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  • Wang, J.
  • Forsyth, P.A.
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    We develop a numerical scheme for determining the optimal asset allocation strategy for time-consistent, continuous time, mean variance optimization. Any type of constraint can be applied to the investment policy. The optimal policies for time-consistent and pre-commitment strategies are compared. When realistic constraints are applied, the efficient frontiers for the pre-commitment and time-consistent strategies are similar, but the optimal investment strategies are quite different.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 209 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 184-201

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:209:y:2011:i:2:p:184-201

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    Keywords: Time-consistent mean variance asset allocation Piecewise constant policy timestepping Constrained policies;

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