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A minimality property of the minimal martingale measure

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Let X be a continuous adapted process for which there exists an equivalent local martingale measure (ELMM). The minimal martingale measure is the unique ELMM for X with the property that local P-martingales strongly orthogonal to the P-martingale part of X are also local -martingales. We prove that if exists, it minimizes the reverse relative entropy H(PQ) over all ELMMs Q for X. A counterexample shows that the assumption of continuity cannot be dropped.

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  • Schweizer, Martin, 1999. "A minimality property of the minimal martingale measure," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 27-31, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:42:y:1999:i:1:p:27-31
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    2. Norbert Hofmann & Eckhard Platen & Martin Schweizer, 1992. "Option Pricing Under Incompleteness and Stochastic Volatility," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 2(3), pages 153-187.
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