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Deterministic implied volatility models


  • P. Balland


In this paper, we characterize two deterministic implied volatility models, defined by assuming that either the per-delta or the per-strike implied volatility surface has a deterministic evolution. Practitioners have recently proposed these two models to describe two regimes of implied volatility (see Derman (1999 Risk 4 55-9)). In an arbitrage-free sticky-delta model, we show that the underlying asset price is the exponential of a process with independent increments under the unique risk neutral measure and that any square-integrable claim can be replicated up to a vanishing risk by trading portfolios of vanilla options. This latter result is similar in nature to the quasi-completeness result obtained by Bjork et al (1997 Finance Stochastics 1 141-74) for interest rate models driven by Levy processes. Finally, we show that the only arbitrage-free sticky-strike model is the standard Black-Scholes model.

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  • P. Balland, 2002. "Deterministic implied volatility models," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 31-44.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:2:y:2002:i:1:p:31-44
    DOI: 10.1088/1469-7688/2/1/303

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    1. Jose Corcuera & Joao Guerra, 2010. "Dynamic complex hedging in additive markets," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(9), pages 1023-1037.
    2. Seungho Yang & Jaewook Lee, 2014. "Do affine jump-diffusion models require global calibration? Empirical studies from option markets," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 111-123, January.
    3. L. Rogers & M. Tehranchi, 2010. "Can the implied volatility surface move by parallel shifts?," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 235-248, April.
    4. Matthias Fengler & Wolfgang Härdle & Enno Mammen, 2005. "A Dynamic Semiparametric Factor Model for Implied Volatility String Dynamics," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2005-020, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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