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Utility based pricing and hedging of jump diffusion processes with a view to applications


  • Jochen Zahn


We discuss utility based pricing and hedging of jump diffusion processes with emphasis on the practical applicability of the framework. We point out two difficulties that seem to limit this applicability, namely drift dependence and essential risk aversion independence. We suggest to solve these by a re-interpretation of the framework. This leads to the notion of an implied drift. We also present a heuristic derivation of the marginal indifference price and the marginal optimal hedge that might be useful in numerical computations.

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  • Jochen Zahn, 2011. "Utility based pricing and hedging of jump diffusion processes with a view to applications," Papers 1106.1395,, revised Dec 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1106.1395

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