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Utility maximization in models with conditionally independent increments

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  • Jan Kallsen
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe
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    We consider the problem of maximizing expected utility from terminal wealth in models with stochastic factors. Using martingale methods and a conditioning argument, we determine the optimal strategy for power utility under the assumption that the increments of the asset price are independent conditionally on the factor process.

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