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A Tractable Model for Indices Approximating the Growth Optimal Portfolio

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The growth optimal portfolio (GOP) plays an important role in finance, where it serves as the numeraire portfolio, with respect to which contingent claims can be priced under the real world probability measure. This paper models the GOP using a time dependent constant elasticity of variance (TCEV) model. The TCEV model has high tractability for a range of derivative prices and ts well the dynamics of a global diversi ed world equity index. This is confirmed when pricing and hedging various derivatives using this index.

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Paper provided by Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney in its series Research Paper Series with number 318.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2012
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Handle: RePEc:uts:rpaper:318

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Keywords: growth optimal portfolio; constant elasticity of variance model; kernel estimation; diffusion coefficient function; derivative hedging;

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  1. Jan Baldeaux & Man Chung Fung & Katja Ignatieva & Eckhard Platen, 2014. "A Hybrid Model for Pricing and Hedging of Long Dated Bonds," Research Paper Series 343, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  2. Jan Baldeaux & Eckhard Platen, 2012. "Computing Functionals of Multidimensional Diffusions via Monte Carlo Methods," Papers 1204.1126, arXiv.org.

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