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Time-Invariant Portfolio Insurance Strategies


  • Brennan, Michael J
  • Schwartz, Eduardo S


This paper characterizes the complete class of time-invariant portfolio insurance strategies and derives the corresponding value functions that relate the wealth accumulated under the strategy to the value of the underlying insured portfolio. Time-invariant strategies are shown to correspond to the long-run po licies for a broad class of portfolio insurance payoff functions. Copyright 1988 by American Finance Association.

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  • Brennan, Michael J & Schwartz, Eduardo S, 1988. " Time-Invariant Portfolio Insurance Strategies," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 43(2), pages 283-299, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:43:y:1988:i:2:p:283-99

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