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Stochastic Volatility of Volatility and Variance Risk Premia

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  • Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen
  • Almut E. D. Veraart

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This article introduces a new class of stochastic volatility models which allows for stochastic volatility of volatility (SVV): Volatility modulated non-Gaussian Ornstein--Uhlenbeck (VMOU) processes. Various probabilistic properties of (integrated) VMOU processes are presented. Further we study the effect of the SVV on the leverage effect and on the presence of long memory. One of the key results in the article is that we can quantify the impact of the SVV on the (stochastic) dynamics of the variance risk premium (VRP). Moreover, provided the physical and the risk-neutral probability measures are related through a structure-preserving change of measure, we obtain an explicit formula for the VRP. Copyright The Author, 2012. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oxfordjournals.org , Oxford University Press.

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  • Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen & Almut E. D. Veraart, 2012. "Stochastic Volatility of Volatility and Variance Risk Premia," Journal of Financial Econometrics, Society for Financial Econometrics, vol. 11(1), pages 1-46, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:jfinec:v:11:y:2012:i:1:p:1-46
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    1. Cuchiero, Christa & Teichmann, Josef, 2015. "Fourier transform methods for pathwise covariance estimation in the presence of jumps," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 125(1), pages 116-160.
    2. Bercu, Bernard & Proïa, Frédéric & Savy, Nicolas, 2014. "On Ornstein–Uhlenbeck driven by Ornstein–Uhlenbeck processes," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 85(C), pages 36-44.
    3. Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen & Fred Espen Benth & Almut E. D. Veraart, 2013. "Modelling energy spot prices by volatility modulated L\'{e}vy-driven Volterra processes," Papers 1307.6332, arXiv.org.
    4. Martin Diviš, 2017. "Options valuation included jumps in intervention period," Český finanční a účetní časopis, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2017(3), pages 19-38.
    5. Grassi, Stefano & Santucci de Magistris, Paolo, 2015. "It's all about volatility of volatility: Evidence from a two-factor stochastic volatility model," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 62-78.
    6. Xin Zang & Jun Ni & Jing-Zhi Huang & Lan Wu, 2017. "Double-jump diffusion model for VIX: evidence from VVIX," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(2), pages 227-240, February.

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