Journal article

Open-loop equilibrium strategy for mean-variance portfolio selection: A log-return model

Jiannan Zhang, Ping Chen, Zhuo Jin, Shuanming Li

Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization | American Institute of Mathematical Sciences | Published : 2021


This paper investigates a continuous-time mean-variance portfolio selection problem based on a log-return model. The financial market is composed of one risk-free asset and multiple risky assets whose prices are modelled by geometric Brownian motions. We derive a sufficient condition for open-loop equilibrium strategies via forward backward stochastic differential equations (FBSDEs). An equilibrium strategy is derived by solving the system. To illustrate our result, we consider a special case where the interest rate process is described by the Vasicek model. In this case, we also derive the closed-loop equilibrium strategy through the dynamic programming approach.