Execution Costs and Efficient Execution Frontiers

23 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2010 Last revised: 23 Nov 2010

Dilip B. Madan

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Date Written: August 18, 2010

Abstract

Single period risks acceptable to the market at zero cost are modeled by a convex set of random variables leading to bid and ask prices that are trade size dependent. The theory of nonlinear expectations is employed to construct dynamically consistent sequences of bid and ask unit size prices that are size and trade date contingent. We then study the optimal design of spot and forward trading to minimize execution costs. Finally we illustrate the construction of a two period execution cost frontier trading a decrease in execution costs for additional exposure to price risk.

Keywords: Convex sets of acceptable risks, Nonlinear Expectations, Scale and Direction Dependent Pricing

JEL Classification: G10, G12, G13

Suggested Citation

Madan, Dilip B., Execution Costs and Efficient Execution Frontiers (August 18, 2010). Robert H. Smith School Research Paper No. RHS 06-131. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1679523 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1679523

Dilip B. Madan (Contact Author)

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College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States
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