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Asymptotics of robust utility maximization


  • Thomas Knispel


For a stochastic factor model we maximize the long-term growth rate of robust expected power utility with parameter $\lambda\in(0,1)$. Using duality methods the problem is reformulated as an infinite time horizon, risk-sensitive control problem. Our results characterize the optimal growth rate, an optimal long-term trading strategy and an asymptotic worst-case model in terms of an ergodic Bellman equation. With these results we propose a duality approach to a "robust large deviations" criterion for optimal long-term investment.

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  • Thomas Knispel, 2012. "Asymptotics of robust utility maximization," Papers 1203.1191,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1203.1191

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    1. Oleksii Mostovyi, 2015. "Necessary and sufficient conditions in the problem of optimal investment with intermediate consumption," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 135-159, January.

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