## Exponentially weighted covariance in an Equal Risk Contribution portfolio optimisation problem

The Equal Risk Contribution (ERC) portfolio seeks to maximally diversify portfolio risk by equalising the risk contribution of each component. The intuition is as follows: Imagine we have a 3-asset portfolio Assets 1 and 2 are perfectly correlated (correlation of 1.0) Asset 3 is uncorrelated with the other two (correlation of 0.0) Let’s say we …