Equilibrium selection for multi-portfolio optimization

This paper studies a Nash game arising in portfolio optimization. We introduce a new general multi-portfolio model and state sufficient conditions for the monotonicity of the underlying Nash game. This property allows us to treat the problem numerically and, for the case of nonunique equilibria, to solve hierarchical problems of equilibrium selection. We also give … Read more

Dynamic Portfolio Selection with Linear Control Policies for Coherent Risk Minimization

This paper is concerned with a linear control policy for dynamic portfolio selection. We develop this policy by incorporating time-series behaviors of asset returns on the basis of coherent risk minimization. Analyzing the dual form of our optimization model, we demonstrate that the investment performance of linear control policies is directly connected to the intertemporal … Read more

Portfolio Optimization with Irreversible Long-Term Investments in Renewable Energy under Policy Risk: A Mixed-Integer Multistage Stochastic Model and a Moving-Horizon Approach

Portfolio optimization is an ongoing hot topic of mathematical optimization and management science. Due to the current financial market environment with low interest rates and volatile stock markets, it is getting more and more important to extend portfolio optimization models by other types of investments than classical assets. In this paper, we present a mixed-integer … Read more

Forecasting conceivable interest rate market scenarios and significant losses on interest rate portfolios using mathematical optimization

This study proposes a mathematical optimization programming model that simultaneously forecasts interest rate market scenarios and significant losses on interest rate market portfolios. The model includes three main components. A constraint condition is set using the Mahalanobis distance, which consists of innovation terms in a dynamic conditional correlation-generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (DCC-GARCH) model that represent … Read more

Sparse Mean-Reverting Portfolios via Penalized Likelihood Optimization

An optimization approach is proposed to construct sparse portfolios with mean-reverting price behaviors. Our objectives are threefold: (i) design a multi-asset long-short portfolio that best fits an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process in terms of maximum likelihood, (ii) select portfolios with desirable characteristics of high mean reversion and low variance though penalization, and (iii) select a parsimonious portfolio … Read more

Shortfall Risk Models When Information of Loss Function Is Incomplete

Utility-based shortfall risk measure (SR) has received increasing attentions over the past few years for its potential to quantify more effectively the risk of large losses than conditional value at risk. In this paper we consider the case that the true loss function is unavailable either because it is difficult to be identified or the … Read more

Incorporating Black-Litterman Views in Portfolio Construction when Stock Returns are a Mixture of Normals

In this paper, we consider the basic problem of portfolio construction in financial engineering, and analyze how market-based and analytical approaches can be combined to obtain efficient portfolios. As a first step in our analysis, we model the asset returns as a random variable distributed according to a mixture of normal random variables. We then … Read more

Regularized Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming for convex nonlinear optimization problems

We define a regularized variant of the Dual Dynamic Programming algorithm called REDDP (REgularized Dual Dynamic Programming) to solve nonlinear dynamic programming equations. We extend the algorithm to solve nonlinear stochastic dynamic programming equations. The corresponding algorithm, called SDDP-REG, can be seen as an extension of a regularization of the Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming (SDDP) … Read more

Multi-Period Portfolio Optimization: Translation of Autocorrelation Risk to Excess Variance

Growth-optimal portfolios are guaranteed to accumulate higher wealth than any other investment strategy in the long run. However, they tend to be risky in the short term. For serially uncorrelated markets, similar portfolios with more robust guarantees have been recently proposed. This paper extends these robust portfolios by accommodating non-zero autocorrelations that may reflect investors’ … Read more

A multiplicative weights update algorithm for MINLP

We discuss an application of the well-known Multiplicative Weights Update (MWU) algorithm to non-convex and mixed-integer nonlinear programming. We present applications to: (a) the distance geometry problem, which arises in the positioning of mobile sensors and in protein conformation; (b) a hydro unit commitment problem arising in the energy industry, and (c) a class of … Read more