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The Valuation of Structured Products: Empirical Findings for the Swiss Market

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  • Andreas Grünbichler

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  • Hanspeter Wohlwend

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    This article analyses the valuation of 192 structured products without a capital guarantee. In contrast to similar studies, this investigation takes in both the primary and the secondary market. Its central element is a comparison of the implied volatilities of the options contained in the structured products with those of comparable EUREX options. Generally speaking, the results may well come as a surprise both concerning the scale of the phenomenon detected and its significance. Taken as a whole, the results provide grounds for assuming that certain inefficiencies exist on the Swiss market for structured products and that lead managers manage to exploit their quasi-monopolistic position in a rational manner. Copyright Swiss Society for Financial Market Research 2005

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Financial Markets and Portfolio Management.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 361-380

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:fmktpm:v:19:y:2005:i:4:p:361-380

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    Keywords: structured products; implied volatility; valuation;

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    1. Cox, John C. & Ross, Stephen A. & Rubinstein, Mark, 1979. "Option pricing: A simplified approach," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 229-263, September.
    2. Black, Fischer & Scholes, Myron S, 1973. "The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(3), pages 637-54, May-June.
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    1. Baule, Rainer, 2011. "The order flow of discount certificates and issuer pricing behavior," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 35(11), pages 3120-3133, November.
    2. Rossetto, Silvia & Bommel, Jos van, 2009. "Endless leverage certificates," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(8), pages 1543-1553, August.
    3. Entrop, Oliver & Scholz, Hendrik & Wilkens, Marco, 2009. "The price-setting behavior of banks: An analysis of open-end leverage certificates on the German market," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(5), pages 874-882, May.
    4. Sabrina Orsi Kittani & Afonso De Campos Pinto, 2014. "Produtos Estruturados No Mercadobrasileiro: Uma Análise Sobre A Sua Valorização Entre 2006 E 2011," Anais do XL Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 40th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 135, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
    5. Martin Wallmeier, 2011. "Beyond payoff diagrams: how to present risk and return characteristics of structured products," Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Springer, vol. 25(3), pages 313-338, September.
    6. Arnold, Marc & Schuette, Dustin & Wagner, Alexander, . "Pay Attention or Pay Extra: Evidence on the Compensation of Investors for the Implicit Credit Risk of Structured Products," Working Papers on Finance 1406, University of St. Gallen, School of Finance.

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