Interpolation Methods for Curve Construction
This paper surveys a wide selection of the interpolation algorithms that are in use in financial markets for construction of curves such as forward curves, basis curves, and most importantly, yield curves. In the case of yield curves the issue of bootstrapping is reviewed and how the interpolation algorithm should be intimately connected to the bootstrap itself is discussed. The criterion for inclusion in this survey is that the method has been implemented by a software vendor (or indeed an inhouse developer) as a viable option for yield curve interpolation. As will be seen, many of these methods suffer from problems: they posit unreasonable expections, or are not even necessarily arbitrage free. Moreover, many methods lead one to derive hedging strategies that are not intuitively reasonable. In the last sections, two new interpolation methods (the monotone convex method and the minimal method) are introduced, which it is believed overcome many of the problems highlighted with the other methods discussed in the earlier sections.
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Volume (Year): 13 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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