Efficient surface


In mean variance skewness analysis, the set of portfolios that result from investor's preference for higher means, lower variance and higher (positive) skewness. The efficient surface is analogous (in three dimensions, mean, variance and skewness) to the efficient frontier (in two dimensions, mean and variance).

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Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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