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Multi-Asset Option Pricing with Exponential L\'evy Processes and the Mellin Transform


  • D. J. Manuge


Exponential L\'evy processes have been used for modelling financial derivatives because of their ability to exhibit many empirical features of markets. Using their multidimensional analogue, a general analytic pricing formula is obtained, allowing for the direct valuation of multi-asset options on $n \in \z^+$ risky assets. By providing alternate expressions for multi-asset option payoffs, the general pricing formula can reduce to many popular cases, including American basket options which are considered herein. This work extends previous results of basket options to dimensions $n \geq 3$ and more generally, to payoff functions that satisfy Lipschitz continuity.

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  • D. J. Manuge, 2013. "Multi-Asset Option Pricing with Exponential L\'evy Processes and the Mellin Transform," Papers 1309.3035,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1309.3035

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    1. Peter Carr & Robert Jarrow & Ravi Myneni, 2008. "Alternative Characterizations Of American Put Options," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Financial Derivatives Pricing Selected Works of Robert Jarrow, chapter 5, pages 85-103 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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