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Execution and block trade pricing with optimal constant rate of participation

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  • Olivier Gu'eant

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When executing their orders, investors are proposed different strategies by brokers and investment banks. Most orders are executed using VWAP algorithms. Other basic execution strategies include POV (also called PVol) -- for percentage of volume --, IS -- implementation shortfall -- or Target Close. In this article dedicated to POV strategies, we develop a liquidation model in which a trader is constrained to liquidate a portfolio with a constant participation rate to the market. Considering the functional forms commonly used by practitioners for market impact functions, we obtain a closed-form expression for the optimal participation rate. Also, we develop a microfounded risk-liquidity premium that permits to better assess the costs and risks of execution processes and to give a price to a large block of shares. We also provide a thorough comparison between IS strategies and POV strategies in terms of risk-liquidity premium.

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  • Olivier Gu'eant, 2012. "Execution and block trade pricing with optimal constant rate of participation," Papers 1210.7608, arXiv.org, revised Dec 2013.
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