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Stability of exponential utility maximization with respect to market perturbations

  • Erhan Bayraktar
  • Ross Kravitz

We investigate the continuity of expected exponential utility maximization with respect to perturbation of the Sharpe ratio of markets. By focusing only on continuity, we impose weaker regularity conditions than those found in the literature. Specifically, we require, in addition to the $V$-compactness hypothesis of Larsen and \v{Z}itkovi\'c (2007) (ArXiv: 0706.0474), a local $bmo$ hypothesis, a condition which is seen to always be trivially satisfied in the setting of Larsen and \v{Z}itkovi\'c (2007). For markets of the form $S = M + \int \lambda d $, these conditions are simultaneously implied by the existence of a uniform bound on the norm of $\lambda \cdot M$ in a suitable $bmo$ space.

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Date of creation: Jul 2011
Date of revision: Dec 2012
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1107.2716
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