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On the drawdown of completely asymmetric Lévy processes


  • Mijatović, Aleksandar
  • Pistorius, Martijn R.


The drawdown process Y of a completely asymmetric Lévy process X is equal to X reflected at its running supremum X¯: Y=X¯−X. In this paper we explicitly express in terms of the scale function and the Lévy measure of X the law of the sextuple of the first-passage time of Y over the level a>0, the time G¯τa of the last supremum of X prior to τa, the infimum X¯τa and supremum X¯τa of X at τa and the undershoot a−Yτa− and overshoot Yτa−a of Y at τa. As application we obtain explicit expressions for the laws of a number of functionals of drawdowns and rallies in a completely asymmetric exponential Lévy model.

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  • Mijatović, Aleksandar & Pistorius, Martijn R., 2012. "On the drawdown of completely asymmetric Lévy processes," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 122(11), pages 3812-3836.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:spapps:v:122:y:2012:i:11:p:3812-3836
    DOI: 10.1016/

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    1. Mijatović, Aleksandar & Vidmar, Matija & Jacka, Saul, 2015. "Markov chain approximations to scale functions of Lévy processes," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 125(10), pages 3932-3957.
    2. Landriault, David & Li, Bin & Li, Shu, 2015. "Analysis of a drawdown-based regime-switching Lévy insurance model," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 98-107.
    3. Mijatović, Aleksandar & Pistorius, Martijn, 2015. "Buffer-overflows: Joint limit laws of undershoots and overshoots of reflected processes," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 125(8), pages 2937-2954.
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