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Portfolio Selection with Skewness: A Comparison of Methods and a Generalized One Fund Result

  • Walter Briec

    (Université de Perpignant)

  • Kristiaan Kerstens

    ()

    (CNRS-LEM and IESEG School of Management)

  • Ignace Van de Woestyne

    (Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel)

This contribution compares existing and newly developed techniques for geometrically representing mean-variance-skewness portfolio frontiers based on the rather widely adapted methodology of polynomial goal programming (PGP) on the one hand and the more recent approach based on the shortage function on the other hand. Moreover, we explain the working of these different methodologies in detail and provide graphical illustrations in relation to the goal programming literature in operations research. Inspired by these illustrations, we prove two new results: a formal relation between both approaches and a generalization of the well-known one fund separation theorem from traditional mean-variance portfolio theory.

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Paper provided by IESEG School of Management in its series Working Papers with number 2013-ECO-04.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ies:wpaper:e201304
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