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A Note on Utility Maximization with Unbounded Random Endowment

  • Keita Owari

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This paper addresses the applicability of the convex duality method for utility maximization, in the presence of random endowment. When the price process is a locally bounded semimartingale, we show that the fundamental duality relation holds true, for a wide class of utility functions and unbounded random endowments. We show this duality by exploiting Rockafellar's theorem on integral functionals, to a random utility function.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Asia-Pacific Financial Markets.

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 89-103

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