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Bonds Portfolio Management: Analysis and Application of the Model of Multiperiod Immunization


  • Ivan Popchev
  • Irina Radeva


This article discusses the theoretical analysis and practical application of the model of semideterministic multiperiod immunization, used in the management of assets and liabilities. The emphasis is on the main theorems, underlying the theory of the immunization, the formulation of the resultant optimization problem and its linearization, the technological sequencing of its usage and the necessary preliminary processing of the data before the latter is input into the linear optimization function. The application of the model is illustrated with an example and the results achieved are commented upon in view of their applicability.

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  • Ivan Popchev & Irina Radeva, 2004. "Bonds Portfolio Management: Analysis and Application of the Model of Multiperiod Immunization," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 28-43.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2004:i:4:p:28-43

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    1. Fong, H Gifford & Vasicek, Oldrich A, 1984. " A Risk Minimizing Strategy for Portfolio Immunization," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 39(5), pages 1541-1546, December.
    2. Srichander Ramaswamy, 1997. "Global asset allocation in fixed income markets," BIS Working Papers 46, Bank for International Settlements.
    3. Fisher, Lawrence & Weil, Roman L, 1971. "Coping with the Risk of Interest-Rate Fluctuations: Returns to Bondholders from Naive and Optimal Strategies," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 44(4), pages 408-431, October.
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    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors


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