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On The Heston Model With Stochastic Correlation



    (Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik und Numerische Analysis, Fakultät für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstr. 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany)


    () (Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik und Numerische Analysis, Fakultät für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstr. 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany)


    () (Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik und Numerische Analysis, Fakultät für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstr. 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany)


The degree of relationship between financial products and financial institutions, e.g. must be considered for pricing and hedging. Usually, for financial products modeled with the specification of a system of stochastic differential equations, the relationship is represented by correlated Brownian motions (BMs). For example, the BM of the asset price and the BM of the stochastic volatility in the Heston model correlates with a deterministic constant. However, market observations clearly indicate that financial quantities are correlated in a strongly nonlinear way, correlation behaves even stochastically and unpredictably. In this work, we extend the Heston model by imposing a stochastic correlation given by the Ornstein–Uhlenbeck and the Jacobi processes. By approximating nonaffine terms, we find the characteristic function in a closed-form which can be used for pricing purposes. Our numerical results and experiment on calibration to market data validate that incorporating stochastic correlations improves the performance of the Heston model.

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  • Long Teng & Matthias Ehrhardt & Michael Günther, 2016. "On The Heston Model With Stochastic Correlation," International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance (IJTAF), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 19(06), pages 1-25, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:ijtafx:v:19:y:2016:i:06:n:s0219024916500333
    DOI: 10.1142/S0219024916500333

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    1. Tianyao Chen & Xue Cheng & Jingping Yang, 2019. "Common Decomposition of Correlated Brownian Motions and its Financial Applications," Papers 1907.03295,


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