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Portfolio management with minimum guarantees: some modeling and optimization issues


  • Diana Barro

    () (Dept. of Applied Mathematics, University of Venice)

  • Elio Canestrelli

    () (Dept. of Applied Mathematics, University of Venice)


In this contribution we consider a dynamic portfolio optimization problem where the manager has to deal with the presence of minimum guarantee requirements on the performance of the portfolio. We briefly discuss different possibilities for the formulation of the problem and present a quite general formulation which includes transaction costs, cardinality constraints and buy-in thresholds. The presence of realistic and operational constraints introduces binary and integer variables greatly increasing the complexity of the problem.

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  • Diana Barro & Elio Canestrelli, 2009. "Portfolio management with minimum guarantees: some modeling and optimization issues," Working Papers 193, Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
  • Handle: RePEc:vnm:wpaper:193

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    1. Peter Borm & Herbert Hamers & Ruud Hendrickx, 2001. "Operations research games: A survey," TOP: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer;Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, vol. 9(2), pages 139-199, December.
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    Minimum guarantee; dynamic portfolio management; scenario.;

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    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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