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Optimal Portfolios Under a Correlation Constraint

26 Pages Posted: 25 May 2016  

Carole Bernard

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Dries Cornilly

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB); KU Leuven

Steven Vanduffel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Date Written: May 23, 2016

Abstract

Pourbabaee, Kwak, and Pirvu (2016) determine the constant-mix strategy that minimizes Capital at Risk (CaR) under a negative correlation constraint with a benchmark. We extend their result to any increasing law invariant objective function without condition on the sign of the correlation. In doing so we use characterization results of optimal portfolios that were recently established in Bernard, Boyle, and Vanduffel (2014a). We illustrate the theoretical results by establishing the portfolio that has maximum Sharpe ratio under a correlation constraint.

Keywords: Optimal portfolio selection, correlation constraint, Sharpe ratio, Mean-variance, Capital at Risk

Suggested Citation

Bernard, Carole and Cornilly, Dries and Vanduffel, Steven, Optimal Portfolios Under a Correlation Constraint (May 23, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2783524

Carole Bernard

Grenoble Ecole de Management ( email )

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Dries Cornilly

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) ( email )

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KU Leuven

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3001
Belgium

Steven Vanduffel (Contact Author)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) ( email )

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Brussels, Brabant 1050
Belgium

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