Portfolio Optimization: A Modeling Perspective

Western Oregon University
Talk Abstract
Investing is critical in the business world and is an avenue to make profit for many. Making the decisions of what to invest in involves intricate mathematics in order to reduce risk. We investigate portfolio optimization, which is a branch of economic and financial modeling that typically has the goal of maximizing an investment’s expected return. We explore a linear programming approach to a decision model for a first time investor. We then compare our results to the expectation and compute different outcomes based on adjusting our models used for calculating rates of return and failure rates in order to best capture reality.
Talk Subject
Control Theory and Optimization
Time Slot