### A characterization of separable utility functions

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An important issue in multi-attribute decision making consists of identifying the set of efficient solutions. The importance of this set is that the decision maker (DM) can restrict his attention to it, discarding all other solutions, because a nonefficient solution can never be optimal. Several methods have been developed to aid a DM in generating all or representative subsets of efficient solutions, [1] and [4], or to approximate it [7]. However most of these methods may be hard to apply to nonlinear...

We study the asymptotical behaviour of expected utility from terminal wealth on a market in which asset prices depend on economic factors that are unobserved or observed with delay.

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