Portfolio Choice Problems Book

Portfolio Choice Problems


  • Author : Nicolas Chapados
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461405771

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Portfolio Choice Problems Excerpt :

This brief offers a broad, yet concise, coverage of portfolio choice, containing both application-oriented and academic results, along with abundant pointers to the literature for further study. It cuts through many strands of the subject, presenting not only the classical results from financial economics but also approaches originating from information theory, machine learning and operations research. This compact treatment of the topic will be valuable to students entering the field, as well as practitioners looking for a broad coverage of the topic.

Adequate Decision Rules for Portfolio Choice Problems Book

Adequate Decision Rules for Portfolio Choice Problems


  • Author : T. Goodall
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2002-04-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781403907318

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Adequate Decision Rules for Portfolio Choice Problems Excerpt :

The author presents the theory of portfolio choice from a new perspective, recommending decision rules that have advantages over those currently used in theory and practice. Portfolio choice theory relies on expected values. Goodall argues that this dependence has a historical basis and argues that current decision rules are inadequate for most portfolio choice situations. Drawing on econometric solutions proposed for the problem of forecasting outcomes of a chance experiment, the author defines adequacy criteria, and proposes adequate decision rules for a variety of situations. Goodall's theory combines the problems of prediction and choice, and formulates solutions based on cost functions that fit the underlying decision situation.

Mean Variance Analysis in Portfolio Choice and Capital Markets Book

Mean Variance Analysis in Portfolio Choice and Capital Markets


  • Author : Harry M. Markowitz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2000-02-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1883249759

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Mean Variance Analysis in Portfolio Choice and Capital Markets Excerpt :

In 1952, Harry Markowitz published "Portfolio Selection," a paper which revolutionized modern investment theory and practice. The paper proposed that, in selecting investments, the investor should consider both expected return and variability of return on the portfolio as a whole. Portfolios that minimized variance for a given expected return were demonstrated to be the most efficient. Markowitz formulated the full solution of the general mean-variance efficient set problem in 1956 and presented it in the appendix to his 1959 book, Portfolio Selection. Though certain special cases of the general model have become widely known, both in academia and among managers of large institutional portfolios, the characteristics of the general solution were not presented in finance books for students at any level. And although the results of the general solution are used in a few advanced portfolio optimization programs, the solution to the general problem should not be seen merely as a computing procedure. It is a body of propositions and formulas concerning the shapes and properties of mean-variance efficient sets with implications for financial theory and practice beyond those of widely known cases. The purpose of the present book, originally published in 1987, is to present a comprehensive and accessible account of the general mean-variance portfolio analysis, and to illustrate its usefulness in the practice of portfolio management and the theory of capital markets. The portfolio selection program in Part IV of the 1987 edition has been updated and contains exercises and solutions.

Handbook of Financial Econometrics Book

Handbook of Financial Econometrics


  • Author : Yacine Ait-Sahalia
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-10-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN 10 : 0080929842

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Handbook of Financial Econometrics Excerpt :

This collection of original articles—8 years in the making—shines a bright light on recent advances in financial econometrics. From a survey of mathematical and statistical tools for understanding nonlinear Markov processes to an exploration of the time-series evolution of the risk-return tradeoff for stock market investment, noted scholars Yacine Aït-Sahalia and Lars Peter Hansen benchmark the current state of knowledge while contributors build a framework for its growth. Whether in the presence of statistical uncertainty or the proven advantages and limitations of value at risk models, readers will discover that they can set few constraints on the value of this long-awaited volume. Presents a broad survey of current research—from local characterizations of the Markov process dynamics to financial market trading activity Contributors include Nobel Laureate Robert Engle and leading econometricians Offers a clarity of method and explanation unavailable in other financial econometrics collections

Strategic Asset Allocation Book

Strategic Asset Allocation


  • Author : John Y. Campbell
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2002-01-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191606915

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Strategic Asset Allocation Excerpt :

Academic finance has had a remarkable impact on many financial services. Yet long-term investors have received curiously little guidance from academic financial economists. Mean-variance analysis, developed almost fifty years ago, has provided a basic paradigm for portfolio choice. This approach usefully emphasizes the ability of diversification to reduce risk, but it ignores several critically important factors. Most notably, the analysis is static; it assumes that investors care only about risks to wealth one period ahead. However, many investors—-both individuals and institutions such as charitable foundations or universities—-seek to finance a stream of consumption over a long lifetime. In addition, mean-variance analysis treats financial wealth in isolation from income. Long-term investors typically receive a stream of income and use it, along with financial wealth, to support their consumption. At the theoretical level, it is well understood that the solution to a long-term portfolio choice problem can be very different from the solution to a short-term problem. Long-term investors care about intertemporal shocks to investment opportunities and labor income as well as shocks to wealth itself, and they may use financial assets to hedge their intertemporal risks. This should be important in practice because there is a great deal of empirical evidence that investment opportunities—-both interest rates and risk premia on bonds and stocks—-vary through time. Yet this insight has had little influence on investment practice because it is hard to solve for optimal portfolios in intertemporal models. This book seeks to develop the intertemporal approach into an empirical paradigm that can compete with the standard mean-variance analysis. The book shows that long-term inflation-indexed bonds are the riskless asset for long-term investors, it explains the conditions under which stocks are safer assets for long-term than for short-term investors, and it shows how

Predictions  Nonlinearities and Portfolio Choice Book

Predictions Nonlinearities and Portfolio Choice


  • Author : Friedrich Christian Kruse
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9783844101850

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Predictions Nonlinearities and Portfolio Choice Excerpt :

Finance researchers and asset management practitioners put a lot of effort into the question of optimal asset allocation. With this respect, a lot of research has been conducted on portfolio decision making as well as quantitative modeling and prediction models. This study brings together three fields of research, which are usually analyzed in an isolated manner in the literature: - Predictability of asset returns and their covariance matrix - Optimal portfolio decision making - Nonlinear modeling, performed by artificial neural networks, and their impact on predictions as well as optimal portfolio construction Including predictability in asset allocation is the focus of this work and it pays special attention to issues related to nonlinearities. The contribution of this study to the portfolio choice literature is twofold. First, motivated by the evidence of linear predictability, the impact of nonlinear predictions on portfolio performances is analyzed. Predictions are empirically performed for an investor who invests in equities (represented by the DAX index), bonds (represented by the REXP index) and a risk-free rate. Second, a solution to the dynamic programming problem for intertemporal portfolio choice is presented. The method is based on functional approximations of the investor's value function with artificial neural networks. The method is easily capable of handling multiple state variables. Hence, the effect of adding predictive parameters to the state space is the focus of analysis as well as the impacts of estimation biases and the view of a Bayesian investor on intertemporal portfolio choice. One important empirical result shows that residual correlation among state variables have an impact on intertemporal portfolio decision making.

Risk and Capital Book

Risk and Capital


  • Author : G. Bamberg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642455698

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Risk and Capital Excerpt :

This volume invites young scientists and doctoral students in the fields of capital market theory, informational economics, and mana gement science to visualize the many different ways to arrive at a thorough understanding of risk and capital. Rather than focusing on one subject only, the sample of papers collected may be viewed as a representative choice of various aspects. Some contributions have more the character of surveys on the state of the art while others stress original research. We fou~d it proper to group the papers under two main themes. Part I covers information, risk aversion, and capital market theory. Part II is devoted to management, policy, and empirical evidence. Two contributions, we think, deserved to break this allocation and to be placed in a prologue. The ideas expressed by Jost B. Walther, although meant as opening address, draw interesting parallels for risk and capital in genetics and evolution. An old, fundamental pro blem was asked and solved by Martin J. Beckmann: how does risk affect saving? The wise answer (Martin's 60th birthday is in July 1984) is both smart and simple, although the proof requires sophisticated dynamic programming. As always, such a work must be the result of a special occasion.

Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory Book

Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory


  • Author : Kerry Back
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199939077

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Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory Excerpt :

In Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory, Kerry E. Back at last offers what is at once a welcoming introduction to and a comprehensive overview of asset pricing. Useful as a textbook for graduate students in finance, with extensive exercises and a solutions manual available for professors, the book will also serve as an essential reference for scholars and professionals, as it includes detailed proofs and calculations as section appendices. Topics covered include the classical results on single-period, discrete-time, and continuous-time models, as well as various proposed explanations for the equity premium and risk-free rate puzzles and chapters on heterogeneous beliefs, asymmetric information, non-expected utility preferences, and production models. The book includes numerous exercises designed to provide practice with the concepts and to introduce additional results. Each chapter concludes with a notes and references section that supplies pathways to additional developments in the field.

Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory Book

Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory


  • Author : Kerry E. Back
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190241155

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Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory Excerpt :

In the 2nd edition of Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory, Kerry E. Back offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to and overview of asset pricing. Intended as a textbook for asset pricing theory courses at the Ph.D. or Masters in Quantitative Finance level with extensive exercises and a solutions manual available for professors, the book is also an essential reference for financial researchers and professionals, as it includes detailed proofs and calculations as section appendices. The first two parts of the book explain portfolio choice and asset pricing theory in single-period, discrete-time, and continuous-time models. For valuation, the focus throughout is on stochastic discount factors and their properties. A section on derivative securities covers the usual derivatives (options, forwards and futures, and term structure models) and also applications of perpetual options to corporate debt, real options, and optimal irreversible investment. A chapter on "explaining puzzles" and the last part of the book provide introductions to a number of additional current topics in asset pricing research, including rare disasters, long-run risks, external and internal habits, asymmetric and incomplete information, heterogeneous beliefs, and non-expected-utility preferences. Each chapter includes a "Notes and References" section providing additional pathways to the literature. Each chapter also includes extensive exercises.

Advanced Finance Theories Book

Advanced Finance Theories


  • Author : Poon Ser-huang
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814460392

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Advanced Finance Theories Excerpt :

For PhD finance courses in business schools, there is equal emphasis placed on mathematical rigour as well as economic reasoning. Advanced Finance Theories provides modern treatments to five key areas of finance theories in Merton's collection of continuous time work, viz. portfolio selection and capital market theory, optimum consumption and intertemporal portfolio selection, option pricing theory, contingent claim analysis of corporate finance, intertemporal CAPM, and complete market general equilibrium. Where appropriate, lectures notes are supplemented by other classical text such as Ingersoll (1987) and materials on stochastic calculus. Contents: Utility Theory Pricing Kernel and Stochastic Discount Factor Risk Measures Consumption and Portfolio Selection Optimum Demand and Mutual Fund Theorem Mean–Variance Frontier Solving Black–Scholes with Fourier Transform Capital Structure Theory General Equilibrium Discontinuity in Continuous Time Spanning and Capital Market Theories Readership: Graduates, doctoral students, researchers, academic and professionals in theoretical financial modeling in mainstream finance or derivative securities. Keywords: Intertemporal Portfolio Selection;Capital Structure;General Equilibrium;Spanning;Mutual Fund Theorem;Jumps;Incomplete MarketsReview: Key Features: Complete and explicit exposition of classical finance theories core to theoretical finance research Modern treatments to some derivations Supplementary coverage on key related publications and more recent finance research questions Detailed proofs and explicit coverage to aid understanding by first year PhD students List of exercises with suggested solutions

Developments in Mean Variance Efficient Portfolio Selection Book

Developments in Mean Variance Efficient Portfolio Selection


  • Author : M. Agarwal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137359926

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Developments in Mean Variance Efficient Portfolio Selection Excerpt :

This book discusses new determinants for optimal portfolio selection. It reviews the existing modelling framework and creates mean-variance efficient portfolios from the securities companies on the National Stock Exchange. Comparisons enable researchers to rank them in terms of their effectiveness in the present day Indian securities market.

Online Algorithms for the Portfolio Selection Problem Book

Online Algorithms for the Portfolio Selection Problem


  • Author : Robert Dochow
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658135287

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Online Algorithms for the Portfolio Selection Problem Excerpt :

Robert Dochow mathematically derives a simplified classification structure of selected types of the portfolio selection problem. He proposes two new competitive online algorithms with risk management, which he evaluates analytically. The author empirically evaluates online algorithms by a comprehensive statistical analysis. Concrete results are that follow-the-loser algorithms show the most promising performance when the objective is the maximization of return on investment and risk-adjusted performance. In addition, when the objective is the minimization of risk, the two new algorithms with risk management show excellent performance. A prototype of a software tool for automated evaluation of algorithms for portfolio selection is given.

Portfolio Selection Using Multi Objective Optimisation Book

Portfolio Selection Using Multi Objective Optimisation


  • Author : Saurabh Agarwal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319544168

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Portfolio Selection Using Multi Objective Optimisation Excerpt :

This book explores the risk-return paradox in portfolio selection by incorporating multi-objective criteria. Empirical research is presented on the development of alternate portfolio models and their relative performance in the risk/return framework to provide solutions to multi-objective optimization. Next to outlining techniques for undertaking individual investor’s profiling and portfolio programming, it also offers a new and practical approach for multi-objective portfolio optimization. This book will be of interest to Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), Mutual Funds, investors, and researchers and students in the field.