Optimal portfolio liquidation with resilient asset prices

22 February 2008
Peter Bank
When liquidating large portfolios of securities one faces a trade off between adverse market impact of sell orders and the impatience to generate proceeds. We present a Black-Scholes model with an impact factor describing the market's distress arising from previous transactions and show how to solve the ensuing optimization problem via classical calculus of variations. (Joint work with Dirk Becherer, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
  • Mathematical Finance Seminar