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Minimum-Cost Portfolio Insurance

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  • C. D. Aliprantis
  • D. Brown
  • J. Werner

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Minimum-cost portfolio insurance is an investment strategy that enables an investor to avoid losses while still capturing gains of a payoff of a portfolio at minimum cost. If derivative markets are complete, then holding a put option in conjunction with the reference portfolio provides minimum-cost insurance at arbitrary arbitrage-free security prices. We derive a characterization of incomplete derivative markets in which the minimum-cost portfolio insurance is independent of arbitrage-free security prices. Our characterization relies on the theory of lattice-subspaces. We establish that a necessary and sufficient condition for price-independent minimum-cost portfolio insurance is that the asset span is a lattice-subspace of the space of contingent claims. If the asset span is a lattice-subspace, then the minimum-cost portfolio insurance can be easily calculated as a portfolio that replicates the targeted payoff in a subset of states which is the same for every reference portfolio.

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Paper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Discussion Paper Serie A with number 599.

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Date of creation: Jul 1999
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Handle: RePEc:bon:bonsfa:599

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Keywords: Portfolio insurance; derivative markets; lattice-subspace.;

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  1. Huang, Kevin X. D., 2002. "On infinite-horizon minimum-cost hedging under cone constraints," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 283-301, December.
  2. Aliprantis, C. D. & Harris, David & Tourky, Rabee, 2004. "Riesz Estimators," Purdue University Economics Working Papers 1170, Purdue University, Department of Economics.
  3. Aliprantis, Charalambos D. & Monteiro, Paulo K. & Tourky, Rabee, 2004. "Non-marketed options, non-existence of equilibria, and non-linear prices," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 114(2), pages 345-357, February.
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  5. Aliprantis, Charalambos D. & Florenzano, Monique & Tourky, Rabee, 2006. "Production equilibria," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(4-5), pages 406-421, August.
  6. Charalambos D. Aliprantis & Monique Florenzano & Rabee Tourky, 2004. "Equilibria in production economies," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques b04116, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  7. Aliprantis, Charalambos D. & Polyrakis, Yiannis A. & Tourky, Rabee, 2002. "The cheapest hedge," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 269-295, July.
  8. Topaloglou, Nikolas & Vladimirou, Hercules & Zenios, Stavros A., 2011. "Optimizing international portfolios with options and forwards," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 35(12), pages 3188-3201.
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