The Regularization Aspect of Optimal-Robust Conditional Value-at-Risk Portfolios

  • Apostolos Fertis
  • Michel Baes
  • Hans-Jakob Lüthi
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In portfolio management, Robust Conditional Value - at - Risk (Robust CVaR) has been proposed to deal with structured uncertainty in the estimation of the assets probability distribution. Meanwhile, regularization in portfolio optimization has been investigated as a way to construct portfolios that show satisfactory out-ofsample performance under estimation error. In this paper, we prove that optimal- Robust CVaR portfolios possess the regularization property. Based on expected utility theory concepts, we explicitly derive the regularization scheme that these portfolios follow and its connection with the scenario set properties.


Portfolio Optimization Portfolio Selection Portfolio Management Expected Utility Theory Regularization Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Apostolos Fertis
    • 1
  • Michel Baes
  • Hans-Jakob Lüthi
  1. 1.Institute for Operations Research (IFOR)Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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