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Frontiers of Stochastically Nondominated Portfolios

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  • Andrzej Ruszczynski
  • Robert J. Vanderbei

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We consider the problem of constructing a portfolio of finitely many assets whose returns are described by a discrete joint distribution.We propose mean-risk models that are solvable by linear programming and generate portfolios whose returns are nondominated in the sense of second-order stochastic dominance. Next, we develop a specialized parametric method for recovering the entire mean-risk efficient frontiers of these models and we illustrate its operation on a large data set involving thousands of assets and realizations. Copyright The Econometric Society 2003.

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  • Andrzej Ruszczynski & Robert J. Vanderbei, 2003. "Frontiers of Stochastically Nondominated Portfolios," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 71(4), pages 1287-1297, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:71:y:2003:i:4:p:1287-1297
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