[R-SIG-Finance] Solver for a generic optimal portfolio

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Sun Mar 13 02:38:52 CET 2016

On 03/12/2016 07:30 PM, Alec Schmidt wrote:
> I'd like to estimate weights of an optimal portfolio other than min
> variance portfolio by replacing covariance matrix with something
> else. Is there an R package that can do this (my understanding is
> that solve.QP is not helpful for this task).


You'll need to be a little more specific about what your target 
objectives and constraints are if someone is going to be able to help you.

For some objectives and constraints, quadratic, linear, or conical 
solvers can be used.  For other objective and constraint combinations, 
you'll need a global stochastic solver.

Without understanding precisely what you're trying to do, no one can 
give you an answer about which package(s) will be best for your problem.

I can say that I think of any portfolio formulation I can come up with 
may be solved with R.



Brian G. Peterson
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