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Fast resolution of a single factor Heath-Jarrow-Morton model with stochastic volatility

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  • Eusebio Valero
  • Manuel Torrealba
  • Lucas Lacasa
  • Fran\c{c}ois Fraysse
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    This paper considers the single factor Heath-Jarrow-Morton model for the interest rate curve with stochastic volatility. Its natural formulation, described in terms of stochastic differential equations, is solved through Monte Carlo simulations, that usually involve rather large computation time, inefficient from a practical (financial) perspective. This model turns to be Markovian in three dimensions and therefore it can be mapped into a 3D partial differential equations problem. We propose an optimized numerical method to solve the 3D PDE model in both low computation time and reasonable accuracy, a fundamental criterion for practical purposes. The spatial and temporal discretization are performed using finite-difference and Crank-Nicholson schemes respectively, and the computational efficiency is largely increased performing a scale analysis and using Alternating Direction Implicit schemes. Several numerical considerations such as convergence criteria or computation time are analyzed and discussed.

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    Paper provided by arXiv.org in its series Papers with number 1108.1688.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2011
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    Publication status: Published in Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 236, 6, Pages 1637-1655 (2011)
    Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1108.1688

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    1. Carl Chiarella & Oh-Kang Kwon, 1999. "Forward Rate Dependent Markovian Transformations of the Heath-Jarrow-Morton Term Structure Model," Research Paper Series 5, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
    2. Inui, Koji & Kijima, Masaaki, 1998. "A Markovian Framework in Multi-Factor Heath-Jarrow-Morton Models," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 33(03), pages 423-440, September.
    3. Carl Chiarella & Oh Kwon, 2003. "Finite Dimensional Affine Realisations of HJM Models in Terms of Forward Rates and Yields," Review of Derivatives Research, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 129-155, May.
    4. Carl Chiarella & Oh-Kang Kwon, 2000. "A Complete Stochastic Volatility Model in the HJM Framework," Research Paper Series 43, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
    5. Heath, David & Jarrow, Robert & Morton, Andrew, 1992. "Bond Pricing and the Term Structure of Interest Rates: A New Methodology for Contingent Claims Valuation," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 60(1), pages 77-105, January.
    6. Peter Ritchken & L. Sankarasubramanian, 1995. "Volatility Structures Of Forward Rates And The Dynamics Of The Term Structure," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 5(1), pages 55-72.
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