When do jumps matter for portfolio optimization?

We consider the continuous-time portfolio optimization problem of an investor with constant relative risk aversion who maximizes expected utility of terminal wealth. The risky asset follows a jump-diffusion model with a 
We consider the continuous-time portfolio optimization problem of an investor with constant relative risk aversion who maximizes expected utility of terminal wealth. The risky asset follows a jump-diffusion model with a diffusion state variable. We propose an approximation method that replaces the jumps by a diffusion and solve the resulting problem analytically. Furthermore, we provide explicit bounds on the true optimal strategy and the relative wealth equivalent loss that do not rely on quantities known only in the true model. We apply our method to a calibrated affine model. Our findings are threefold: Jumps matter more, i.e. our approximation is less accurate, if (i) the expected jump size or (ii) the jump intensity is large. Fixing the average impact of jumps, we find that (iii) rare, but severe jumps matter more than frequent, but small jumps.
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Author:Marius Ascheberg, Nicole Branger, Holger Kraft, Frank Thomas Seifried
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-393042
URL:http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2259630
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2259630
Parent Title (English):SAFE working paper series ; No. 16 [Version November 25, 2015]
Series (Serial Number):SAFE working paper series (16 [Version 2015])
Publisher:SAFE
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:2015
Year of first Publication:2015
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/02/02
Tag:jumps; optimal investment; stochastic volatility; welfare loss
Pagenumber:39
HeBIS PPN:372417736
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften
House of Finance (HoF)
Center for Financial Studies (CFS)
Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Wirtschaft
JEL-Classification:C63 Computational Techniques; Simulation Modeling (Updated!)
G11 Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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