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Hedging Expected Losses on Derivatives in Electricity Futures Markets


  • Adrien Nguyen Huu

    (FiME Lab, IMPA)

  • Nadia Oudjane

    (FiME Lab)


We investigate the problem of pricing and hedging derivatives of Electricity Futures contract when the underlying asset is not available. We propose to use a cross hedging strategy based on the Futures contract covering the larger delivery period. A quick overview of market data shows a basis risk for this market incompleteness. For that purpose we formulate the pricing problem in a stochastic target form along the lines of Bouchard and al. (2008), with a moment loss function. Following the same techniques as in the latter, we avoid to demonstrate the uniqueness of the value function by comparison arguments and explore convex duality methods to provide a semi-explicit solution to the problem. We then propose numerical results to support the new hedging strategy and compare our method to the Black-Scholes naive approach.

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  • Adrien Nguyen Huu & Nadia Oudjane, 2014. "Hedging Expected Losses on Derivatives in Electricity Futures Markets," Papers 1401.8271,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1401.8271

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    1. Idris Kharroubi & Nicolas Langrené & Huyên Pham, 2013. "A numerical algorithm for fully nonlinear HJB equations: an approach by control randomization," Working Papers hal-00905899, HAL.
    2. Kharroubi Idris & Langrené Nicolas & Pham Huyên, 2014. "A numerical algorithm for fully nonlinear HJB equations: An approach by control randomization," Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, De Gruyter, vol. 20(2), pages 145-165, June.
    3. Idris Kharroubi & Nicolas Langren'e & Huy^en Pham, 2013. "A numerical algorithm for fully nonlinear HJB equations: an approach by control randomization," Papers 1311.4503,

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