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A Benchmark Framework for Risk Management

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The paper describes a general framework for contingent claim valuation for finance, insurance and general risk management. It considers security prices and portfolios with finite expected returns, where the growth optimal portfolio is taken as numeraire or benchmark. Benchmarked nonnegative wealth processes are shown to be supermartingales. Fair benchmarked values are conditional expectations of future benchmarked prices under the real world probability measure. Standard risk neutral and actuarial pricing formulas are obtained as special cases of fair pricing. The proposed benchmark framework covers the infinite time horizon and does not require the existence of an equivalent risk neutral pricing measure.

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Paper provided by Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney in its series Research Paper Series with number 113.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:uts:rpaper:113

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Keywords: benchmark model; growth optimal portfolio; fair pricing; risk neutral pricing; actuarial pricing;

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  1. Dirk Becherer, 2001. "The numeraire portfolio for unbounded semimartingales," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 5(3), pages 327-341.
  2. David Heath & Eckhard Platen, 2003. "Pricing of Index Options Under a Minimal Market Model with Lognormal Scaling," Research Paper Series 101, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  3. Hans Buhlmann & Eckhard Platen, 2002. "A Discrete Time Benchmark Approach for Finance and Insurance," Research Paper Series 74, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  4. Eckhard Platen & Jason West, 2003. "Fair Pricing of Weather Derivatives," Research Paper Series 106, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
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  6. David Heath & Eckhard Platen, 2002. "Consistent Pricing and Hedging for a Modified Constant Elasticity of Variance Model," Research Paper Series 78, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  7. Harrison, J. Michael & Pliska, Stanley R., 1981. "Martingales and stochastic integrals in the theory of continuous trading," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 11(3), pages 215-260, August.
  8. Eckhard Platen, 2001. "Arbitrage in Continuous Complete Markets," Research Paper Series 72, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  9. Eckhard Platen, 2002. "Benchmark Model with Intensity Based Jumps," Research Paper Series 81, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  10. Ross, Stephen A., 1976. "The arbitrage theory of capital asset pricing," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 13(3), pages 341-360, December.
  11. Wolfgang Breymann & Leah Kelly & Eckhard Platen, 2004. "Intraday Empirical Analysis and Modeling of Diversified World Stock Indices," Research Paper Series 125, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
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  1. Hardy Hulley & Shane Miller & Eckhard Platen, 2005. "Benchmarking and Fair Pricing Applied to Two Market Models," Research Paper Series 155, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  2. Eckhard Platen, 2004. "A Benchmark Approach to Finance," Research Paper Series 138, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  3. Morten Christensen & Eckhard Platen, 2004. "A General Benchmark Model for Stochastic Jump Sizes," Research Paper Series 139, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  4. Eckhard Platen & Jason West, 2004. "A Fair Pricing Approach to Weather Derivatives," Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 23-53, March.
  5. Eckhard Platen, 2009. "A Benchmark Approach to Investing and Pricing," Research Paper Series 253, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  6. Eckhard Platen, 2004. "Diversified Portfolios with Jumps in a Benchmark Framework," Research Paper Series 129, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  7. Eckhard Platen, 2008. "The Law of Minimum Price," Research Paper Series 215, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  8. Biagini, Francesca & Groll, Andreas & Widenmann, Jan, 2013. "Intensity-based premium evaluation for unemployment insurance products," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(1), pages 302-316.
  9. Eckhard Platen & Wolfgang Runggaldier, 2004. "A Benchmark Approach to Filtering in Finance," Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 79-105, March.
  10. Platen, Eckhard, 2006. "Portfolio selection and asset pricing under a benchmark approach," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 370(1), pages 23-29.
  11. Kevin Fergusson & Eckhard Platen, 2005. "On the Distributional Characterization of Log-returns of a World Stock Index," Research Paper Series 153, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  12. Eckhard Platen, 2008. "A Unifying Approach to Asset Pricing," Research Paper Series 227, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  13. Eckhard Platen & Renata Rendek, 2010. "Approximating the Numeraire Portfolio by Naive Diversification," Research Paper Series 281, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  14. Eckhard Platen, 2005. "Investments for the Short and Long Run," Research Paper Series 163, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  15. Francesca Biagini & Jan Widenmann, 2012. "Pricing Of Unemployment Insurance Products With Doubly Stochastic Markov Chains," International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance (IJTAF), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 15(04), pages 1250025-1-1.
  16. Eckhard Platen, 2006. "On the Pricing and Hedging of Long Dated Zero Coupon Bonds," Research Paper Series 185, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.

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