Generic pricing of FX, inflation and stock options under stochastic interest rates and stochastic volatility
We consider the pricing of FX, inflation and stock options under stochastic interest rates and stochastic volatility, for which we use a generic multi-currency framework. We allow for a general correlation structure between the drivers of the volatility, the inflation index, the domestic (nominal) and the foreign (real) rates. Having the flexibility to correlate the underlying FX/inflation/stock index with both stochastic volatility and stochastic interest rates yields a realistic model that is of practical importance for the pricing and hedging of options with a long-term exposure. We derive explicit valuation formulas for various securities, such as vanilla call/put options, forward starting options, inflation-indexed swaps and inflation caps/floors. These vanilla derivatives can be valued in closed form under Schobel and Zhu [Eur. Finance Rev., 1999, 4, 23-46] stochastic volatility, whereas we devise an (Monte Carlo) approximation in the form of a very effective control variate for the general Heston [Rev. Financial Stud., 1993, 6, 327-343] model. Finally, we investigate the quality of this approximation numerically and consider a calibration example to FX and inflation market data.
Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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