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Correlations in Lévy interest rate models

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  • Maximilian Beinhofer
  • Ernst Eberlein
  • Arend Janssen
  • Manuel Polley
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    In a series of papers during the last ten years an interest rate theory with models which are driven by Lévy or more general processes has been developed. In this paper we derive explicit formulas for the correlations of interest rates as well as zero coupon bonds with different maturities. The models considered in this general setting are the forward rate (HJM), the forward process and the LIBOR model as well as the multicurrency extension of the latter. Specific subclasses of the class of generalized hyperbolic Lévy motions are studied as driving processes. Based on a data set of parametrized yield curves derived from German government bond prices we estimate correlations. In a second step the empirical correlations are used to calibrate the Lévy forward rate model. The superior performance of the Lévy driven models becomes obvious from the graphs.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Quantitative Finance.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (November)
    Pages: 1315-1327

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:11:y:2011:i:9:p:1315-1327

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    1. Antonis Papapantoleon & John Schoenmakers & David Skovmand, 2011. "Efficient and accurate log-L\'evy approximations to L\'evy driven LIBOR models," Papers 1106.0866, arXiv.org, revised Jan 2012.

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