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The Problem of Optimal Asset Allocation with Stable Distributed Returns

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  • Ortobelli, Sergio
  • Rachev, Svetlozar
  • Schwartz, Eduardo

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This paper discusses two optimal allocation problems. We consider different hypotheses of portfolio selection with stable distributed returns for each of them. In particular, we study the optimal allocation between a riskless return and risky stable distributed returns. Furthermore, we examine and compare the optimal allocation obtained with the Gaussian and the stable non-Gaussian distributional assumption for the risky return. KEY WORDS: optimal allocation, stochastic dominance, risk aversion, measure of risk, a stable distribution, domain of attraction, sub-Gaussian stable distributed, fund separation, normal distribution, mean variance analysis, safety-first analysis.

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  • Ortobelli, Sergio & Rachev, Svetlozar & Schwartz, Eduardo, 2000. "The Problem of Optimal Asset Allocation with Stable Distributed Returns," University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Management qt3zd6q86c, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA.
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    1. Sergio Ortobelli Lozza, 2001. "The classification of parametric choices under uncertainty: analysis of the portfolio choice problem," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 51(2), pages 297-328, December.
    2. René Garcia & Éric Renault & Georges Tsafack, 2007. "Proper Conditioning for Coherent VaR in Portfolio Management," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 53(3), pages 483-494, March.

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