A Hybrid Asymptotic Expansion Scheme: an Application to Long-term Currency Options ( Revised in April 2008, January 2009 and April 2010; forthcoming in "International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance". )
AbstractThis paper develops a general approximation scheme, henceforth called a hybrid asymptotic expansion scheme for the valuation of multi-factor European path-independent derivatives. Specifically, we apply it to pricing long-term currency options under a market model of interest rates and a general diffusion stochastic volatility model with jumps of spot exchange rates. Our scheme is very effective for a type of models in which there exist correlations among all the factors whose dynamics are not necessarily affine nor even Markovian so long as the randomness is generated by Brownian motions. It can also handle models that include jump components under an assumption of their independence of the other random variables when the characteristic functions for the jump parts can be analytically obtained. Moreover, the hybrid scheme develops Fourier transform method with an asymptotic expansion to utilize closed-form characteristic functions obtainable in parts of a model. Our scheme also introduces a characteristic-function-based Monte Carlo simulation method with the asymptotic expansion as a control variable in order to make full use of analytical approximations by the asymptotic expansion and of closed-form characteristic functions. Finally, a series of numerical examples shows the validity of our scheme.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo in its series CARF F-Series with number CARF-F-116.
Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
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