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Markowitz's Mean-Variance Asset-Liability Management with Regime Switching: A Multi-Period Model


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  • Ping Chen
  • Hailiang Yang
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    This paper considers an optimal portfolio selection problem under Markowitz's mean-variance portfolio selection problem in a multi-period regime-switching model. We assume that there are n + 1 securities in the market. Given an economic state which is modelled by a finite state Markov chain, the return of each security at a fixed time point is a random variable. The return random variables may be different if the economic state is changed even for the same security at the same time point. We start our analysis from the no-liability case, in the spirit of Li and Ng (2000), both the optimal investment strategy and the efficient frontier are derived. Then we add uncontrollable liability into the model. By direct comparison with the no-liability case, the optimal strategy can be derived explicitly.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Mathematical Finance.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 29-50

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apmtfi:v:18:y:2011:i:1:p:29-50

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    Keywords: discrete time; multi-period; regime switching; markov chain; asset-liability management; portfolio selection; efficient frontier;


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    1. Wei, J. & Wong, K.C. & Yam, S.C.P. & Yung, S.P., 2013. "Markowitz’s mean–variance asset–liability management with regime switching: A time-consistent approach," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(1), pages 281-291.
    2. Wu, Huiling & Li, Zhongfei, 2012. "Multi-period mean–variance portfolio selection with regime switching and a stochastic cash flow," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 371-384.
    3. Yao, Haixiang & Lai, Yongzeng & Li, Yong, 2013. "Continuous-time mean–variance asset–liability management with endogenous liabilities," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 52(1), pages 6-17.
    4. Qian Zhao & Jiaqin Wei & Rongming Wang, 2013. "Mean-Variance Asset-Liability Management with State-Dependent Risk Aversion," Papers 1304.7882,
    5. Xiangyu Cui & Xun Li & Duan Li, 2013. "Unified Framework of Mean-Field Formulations for Optimal Multi-period Mean-Variance Portfolio Selection," Papers 1303.1064,


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