In this paper I consider a hedging problem in an illiquid market where there is a risk that the hedger's order to buy or sell the underlying asset may be executed only partially. In this setting, I find a mean-variance optimal hedging strategy by the dynamic programming method. The solution contains a new endogenous state variable representing the current position in the underlying. The exogenous coefficients in the solution are given by recursive formulas which can be calculated efficiently in Markov models. I illustrate effects of the partial execution risk in several examples.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)