** Case study background and problem formulations**

Instructions for optimization with PSG Run-File, PSG MATLAB Subroutines and PSG R.

PROBLEM 1: problem_min_cvar_dev_2p9

PROBLEM 1: problem_min_cvar_dev_2p9

Minimize Cvar_dev (minimizing portfolio Cvar deviation)

subject to

Linear = 1 (budget constraint)

Linear ≥ Const (constraint on the portfolio rate of return)

Box constraints (lower bounds on weights)

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Cvar_dev = CVaR Deviation for Loss

Box constraints = constraints on individual decision variables

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Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 2.66GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | Problem Statement | Data | Solution | 10 | 1,000 | 0.03631774 | <0.01 |

Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 3.50GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | Matlab code | Data | Solution | 10 | 1,000 | 0.0363177 | <0.01 |

Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 3.50GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | R code | Data | 10 | 1,000 | 0.0363177 | <0.01 |

PROBLEM 2: problem_st_dev_covariances_2p9

PROBLEM 2: problem_st_dev_covariances_2p9

Minimize Sqrt_quadratic (minimizing risk measured by standard deviation calculated with the covariance matrix))

subject to

Linear = 1 (budget constraint)

Linear ≥ Const (constraint on the portfolio rate of return)

Box constraints (lower bounds on weights)

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Sqrt_quadratic = PSG function which implements Standard Deviation calculated with covariance matrix

Box constraints = constraints on individual decision variables

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Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 2.66GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | Problem Statement | Data | Solution | 10 | 10 * 10 | 0.00874964 | <0.01 |

Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 3.50GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | Matlab code | Data | Solution | 10 | 10 * 10 | 0.00874964 | <0.01 |

Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 3.50GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | R code | Data | 10 | 10 * 10 | 0.00874964 | <0.01 |

PROBLEM 3: problem_st_dev_scenarios_2p9

PROBLEM 3: problem_st_dev_scenarios_2p9

Minimize St_dev (minimizing risk measured by standard deviation calculated with the matrix of scenarios)

subject to

Linear = 1 (budget constraint)

Linear ≥ Const (constraint on the portfolio rate of return)

Box constraints (lower bounds on weights)

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St_dev = Standard Deviation

Box constraints = constraints on individual decision variables

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Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 2.66GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | Problem Statement | Data | Solution | 10 | 1,000 | 0.008749650 | <0.01 |

Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 3.50GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | Matlab code | Data | Solution | 10 | 1,000 | 0.008749650 | 0.02 |

Problem Datasets | # of Variables | # of Scenarios | Objective Value | Solving Time, PC 3.50GHz (sec) | |||
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Dataset1 | R code | Data | 10 | 1,000 | 0.008749650 | 0.02 |

CASE STUDY SUMMARY

CASE STUDY SUMMARY

This case study compares three setups of a single-period portfolio optimization problem when risk is measured by CVaR Deviation, Standard Deviation calculated with the matrix of scenarios, and Standard Deviation calculated with the covariance matrix. In the third setup we use sqrt_quadratic PSG function. The second and the third setups are equivalent representations of the Markowitz (1952) problem trading-off mean and variance of portfolio return. The original Markowitz problem finds a minimum-variance portfolio under restriction on mean return. Here we keep a similar setup but with the CVaR deviation as a replacement to the Standard deviation.