Le Thi Hoai An, Madhi Moeini, Pham Dinh Tao: "Portfolio Selection under Downside Risk Measures and Cardinality Constraints based on DC Programming and DCA".

Abstract: In this paper, we consider the case of downside risk measures with cardinality and bounding constraints in portfolio selection. These constraints limit the amount of capital to be invested in each asset as well as the number of assets composing the portfolio. While the standard Markowitz’s model is a convex quadratic program, this new model is a NP-hard mixed integer quadratic program. Realizing the computational intractability for this class of problems, especially large-scale problems, we first reformulate it as a DC program with the help of exact penalty techniques in Difference of Convex functions (DC) programming and then solve it by DC Algorithms (DCA). To check globality of computed solutions, a global method combining the local algorithm DCA with a Branch-and-Bound algorithm is investigated. Numerical simulations show that DCA is an efficient and promising approach for the considered problem.

 

Keywords: Portfolio selection, Downside risk, DC programming, DCA, Branch-and-Bound.

 

Citation: Le Thi Hoai An, Madhi Moeini, Pham Dinh Tao, Portfolio Selection under Downside Risk Measures and Cardinality Constraints based on DC Programming and DCA, Computational Management Science, vol. 6, issue 4, pp.459-475, 2009.

 

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