Dynamic mean-variance model with borrowing constraint under the constant elasticity of variance process. (English) Zbl 1397.91548

Summary: This paper studies a continuous-time dynamic mean-variance portfolio selection problem with the constraint of a higher borrowing rate, in which stock price is governed by a constant elasticity of variance (CEV) process. Firstly, we apply Lagrange duality theorem to change an original mean-variance problem into an equivalent optimization one. Secondly, we use dynamic programming principle to get the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) equation for the value function, which is a more sophisticated nonlinear second-order partial differential equation. Furthermore, we use Legendre transform and dual theory to transform the HJB equation into its dual one. Finally, the closed-form solutions to the optimal investment strategy and efficient frontier are derived by applying variable change technique.


91G10 Portfolio theory
91G80 Financial applications of other theories
49L20 Dynamic programming in optimal control and differential games
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