Stochastic differential games for optimal investment problems in a Markov regime-switching jump-diffusion market

Savku E., Weber G.

ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


We apply dynamic programming principle to discuss two optimal investment problems by using zero-sum and nonzero-sum stochastic game approaches in a continuous-time Markov regime-switching environment within the frame work of behavioral finance. We represent different states of an economy and, consequently, investors' floating levels of psychological reactions by aD-state Markov chain. The first application is a zero-sum game between an investor and the market, and the second one formulates a nonzero-sum stochastic differential portfolio game as the sensitivity of two investors' terminal gains. We derive regime-switching Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman-Isaacs equations and obtain explicit optimal portfolio strategies with Feynman-Kac representations of value functions. We illustrate our results in a two-state special case and observe the impact of regime switches by comparative results.