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Models of forward Libor and swap rates


  • Marek Rutkowski


The backward induction approach is systematically used to produce various models of forward market rates. These include the lognormal model of forward Libor rates examined by Miltersen et al. and Brace et al., as well as the lognormal model of (fixed-maturity) forward swap rates, which was proposed by Jamshidian. The valuation formulae for European caps and swaptions are given. In the last section, the Eurodollar futures contracts and options are examined within the framework of the lognormal model of forward Libor rates.

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  • Marek Rutkowski, 1999. "Models of forward Libor and swap rates," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 29-60.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apmtfi:v:6:y:1999:i:1:p:29-60
    DOI: 10.1080/135048699334609

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    1. Farshid Jamshidian, 1997. "LIBOR and swap market models and measures (*)," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 1(4), pages 293-330.
    2. David Heath & Robert Jarrow & Andrew Morton, 2008. "Bond Pricing And The Term Structure Of Interest Rates: A New Methodology For Contingent Claims Valuation," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Financial Derivatives Pricing Selected Works of Robert Jarrow, chapter 13, pages 277-305 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    3. Miltersen, Kristian R & Sandmann, Klaus & Sondermann, Dieter, 1997. " Closed Form Solutions for Term Structure Derivatives with Log-Normal Interest Rates," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 52(1), pages 409-430, March.
    4. Marek Rutkowski & Marek Musiela, 1997. "Continuous-time term structure models: Forward measure approach (*)," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 1(4), pages 261-291.
    5. Ball, Clifford A. & Torous, Walter N., 1983. "Bond Price Dynamics and Options," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 18(04), pages 517-531, December.
    6. J.E. Kennedy & P.J. Hunt, 1998. "Implied interest rate pricing models," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 2(3), pages 275-293.
    7. Amin, Kaushik I & Ng, Victor K, 1997. "Inferring Future Volatility from the Information in Implied Volatility in Eurodollar Options: A New Approach," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 10(2), pages 333-367.
    8. Glasserman, P. & Zhao, X., 1998. "Arbitrage-Free Discretization of Lognormal Forward Libor and Swap Rate Models," Papers 98-09, Columbia - Graduate School of Business.
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