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A multivariate jump-driven financial asset model

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  • Elisa Luciano
  • Wim Schoutens

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We discuss a Levy multivariate model for financial assets which incorporates jumps, skewness, kurtosis and stochastic volatility. We use it to describe the behaviour of a series of stocks or indexes and to study a multi-firm, value-based default model. Starting from an independent Brownian world, we introduce jumps and other deviations from normality, including non-Gaussian dependence. We use a stochastic time-change technique and provide the details for a Gamma change. The main feature of the model is the fact that—opposite to other, non-jointly Gaussian settings—its risk-neutral dependence can be calibrated from univariate derivative prices, providing a surprisingly good fit.

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

Volume (Year): 6 (2006)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 385-402

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Keywords: Levy processes; Multivariate asset modelling; Copulas; Risk neutral dependence;

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  1. N. Hilber & N. Reich & C. Schwab & C. Winter, 2009. "Numerical methods for Lévy processes," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 13(4), pages 471-500, September.
  2. Elisa Luciano, 2007. "Copula-Based Default Dependence Modelling: Where Do We Stand?," ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series 21-2007, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  3. Bedendo, Mascia & Campolongo, Francesca & Joossens, Elisabeth & Saita, Francesco, 2010. "Pricing multiasset equity options: How relevant is the dependence function?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 788-801, April.
  4. Filippo Fiorani & Elisa Luciano & Patrizia Semeraro, 2007. "Single and joint default in a structural model with purely discontinuous assets," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 41, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
  5. Antonis Papapantoleon, 2011. "Computation of copulas by Fourier methods," Papers 1108.1216, arXiv.org, revised Jun 2014.
  6. Patrizia Semeraro, 2006. "A Multivariate Time-Changed Lévy Model for Financial Applications," ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series 10-2006, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  7. Elisa Luciano, 2007. "Copulas and Dependence models in Credit Risk: Diffusions versus Jumps," ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series 31-2007, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  8. Vilca, Filidor & Balakrishnan, N. & Zeller, Camila Borelli, 2014. "Multivariate Skew-Normal Generalized Hyperbolic distribution and its properties," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 128(C), pages 73-85.
  9. Elisa Luciano & Patrizia Semeraro, 2007. "Extending Time-Changed Lévy Asset Models Through Multivariate Subordinators," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 42, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
  10. Fung, Thomas & Seneta, Eugene, 2011. "The bivariate normal copula function is regularly varying," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(11), pages 1670-1676, November.
  11. Florence Guillaume, 2013. "The αVG model for multivariate asset pricing: calibration and extension," Review of Derivatives Research, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 25-52, April.
  12. Elisa Luciano & Marina Marena & Patrizia Semeraro, 2013. "Dependence Calibration and Portfolio Fit with FactorBased Time Changes," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 307, Collegio Carlo Alberto.

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