Investing with Liquid and Illiquid Assets
32 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2014 Last revised: 8 Apr 2016
Date Written: November 12, 2014
We find optimal trading policies for long-term investors with constant relative risk aversion and constant investment opportunities, which include one safe asset, liquid risky assets, and an illiquid risky asset trading with proportional costs. Access to liquid assets creates a diversification motive, which reduces illiquid trading, and a hedging motive, which both reduces illiquid trading and increases liquid trading. A further tempering effect depresses the liquid asset's weight when the illiquid asset's weight is close to ideal, to keep it near that level by reducing its volatility. Multiple liquid assets lead to portfolio separation in four funds: the safe asset, the myopic portfolio, the illiquid asset, and its hedging portfolio.
Keywords: portfolio choice, transaction costs, hedging, illiquidity, fund separation
JEL Classification: G11, G12
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