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On the computation of optimal monotone mean–variance portfolios via truncated quadratic utility

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  • Černý, Aleš
  • Maccheroni, Fabio
  • Marinacci, Massimo
  • Rustichini, Aldo

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We report a surprising link between optimal portfolios generated by a special type of variational preferences called divergence preferences (see Maccheroni et al., 2006) and optimal portfolios generated by classical expected utility. As a special case, we connect optimization of truncated quadratic utility (see Černý, 2003) to the optimal monotone mean–variance portfolios (see Maccheroni et al., 2009), thus simplifying the computation of the latter.

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  • Černý, Aleš & Maccheroni, Fabio & Marinacci, Massimo & Rustichini, Aldo, 2012. "On the computation of optimal monotone mean–variance portfolios via truncated quadratic utility," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(6), pages 386-395.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:48:y:2012:i:6:p:386-395 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2012.08.006
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    1. Samuel Drapeau & Michael Kupper & Antonis Papapantoleon, 2012. "A Fourier Approach to the Computation of CV@R and Optimized Certainty Equivalents," Papers 1212.6732, arXiv.org, revised Dec 2013.
    2. Eric André, 2014. "Crisp Fair Gambles," Working Papers halshs-00984352, HAL.

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    Keywords

    Optimal portfolio; Truncated quadratic utility; Monotone mean–variance preferences; Divergence preferences; HARA utility; Monotone hull; Translation-invariant hull;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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