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Standardized versus customized portfolio: a compensating variation approach

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  • André Palma
  • Jean-Luc Prigent

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We consider the investor choice among standardized portfolios, which are based on cash, bond and stock indexes. We present the intertemporal optimization problem with commonly used utility functions. We provide a method to determine the optimal investor’s choice, based on the knowledge of investor’s type (risk aversion and time horizon) and on market performances. For the utility functions envisaged, we compute the losses from not having access to a customized portfolio and show these losses may be severe. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

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  • André Palma & Jean-Luc Prigent, 2009. "Standardized versus customized portfolio: a compensating variation approach," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 165(1), pages 161-185, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:annopr:v:165:y:2009:i:1:p:161-185:10.1007/s10479-008-0447-6
    DOI: 10.1007/s10479-008-0447-6
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