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Facelifting in utility maximization

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  • Kasper Larsen
  • Halil Soner
  • Gordan Žitković

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We establish the existence and characterization of a primal and a dual facelift—discontinuity of the value function at the terminal time—for utility maximization in incomplete semimartingale-driven financial markets. Unlike in the lower and upper hedging problems, and somewhat unexpectedly, a facelift turns out to exist in utility maximization despite strict convexity in the objective function. In addition to discussing our results in their natural, Markovian environment, we also use them to show that the dual optimizer cannot be found in the set of countably additive (martingale) measures in a wide variety of situations. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

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  • Kasper Larsen & Halil Soner & Gordan Žitković, 2016. "Facelifting in utility maximization," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 20(1), pages 99-121, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:finsto:v:20:y:2016:i:1:p:99-121
    DOI: 10.1007/s00780-015-0274-y
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    Keywords

    Boundary layer; Convex analysis; Convex duality; Facelift; Financial mathematics; Incomplete markets; Markov processes; Utility maximization; Unspanned endowment; 91G10; 91G80; 60K35; C61; G11;
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    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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