BSDEs in Utility Maximization with BMO Market Price of Risk
This article studies quadratic semimartingale BSDEs arising in power utility maximization when the market price of risk is of BMO type. In a Brownian setting we provide a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of a solution but show that uniqueness fails to hold in the sense that there exists a continuum of distinct square-integrable solutions. This feature occurs since, contrary to the classical Ito representation theorem, a representation of random variables in terms of stochastic exponentials is not unique. We study in detail when the BSDE has a bounded solution and derive a new dynamic exponential moments condition which is shown to be the minimal sufficient condition in a general filtration. The main results are complemented by several interesting examples which illustrate their sharpness as well as important properties of the utility maximization BSDE.
|Date of creation:||Jul 2011|
|Date of revision:||Feb 2012|
|Publication status:||Published in Stochastic Process. Appl., 122 (6): 2486 - 2519, 2012|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://arxiv.org/|
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