Portfolio Optimization with Trade Paring Constraints

14 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2011

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Xu Rong

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Scott Liu


Date Written: February 9, 2011


Trade paring constraints enable portfolio managers to control the number of trades when constructing and rebalancing their portfolios. Allowing users to set trade paring constraints is a new feature in the Barra Optimizer (first available in Aegis 4.4 and also in Barra Open Optimizer 1.2). Portfolio optimization problems involving trade paring constraints are difficult to solve. In this paper, we show that the integrated trade paring approach in the Barra Optimizer, which consists of two innovative, intuitive and complementary heuristics, is viable and effective.

Keywords: Portfolio Optimization Trade Paring Constraints managers Portfolio Construction Optimization Investment Management Barra Aegis 4.4

Suggested Citation

Rong, Xu and Liu, Scott, Portfolio Optimization with Trade Paring Constraints (February 9, 2011). MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2011-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1823627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1823627

Xu Rong (Contact Author)

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Scott Liu

MSCI Inc. ( email )

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New York, NY 10005
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