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Model-independent Superhedging under Portfolio Constraints

  • Arash Fahim
  • Yu-Jui Huang
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    In a discrete-time market, we study model-independent superhedging, while the semi-static superhedging portfolio consists of {\it three} parts: static positions in liquidly traded vanilla calls, static positions in other tradable, yet possibly less liquid, exotic options, and a dynamic trading strategy in risky assets under certain constraints. By considering the limit order book of each tradable exotic option and employing the Monge-Kantorovich theory of optimal transport, we establish a general superhedging duality, which admits a natural connection to convex risk measures. With the aid of this duality, we derive a model-independent version of the fundamental theorem of asset pricing. The notion "finite optimal arbitrage profit", weaker than no-arbitrage, is also introduced. It is worth noting that our method covers a large class of Delta constraints as well as Gamma constraint.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2014
    Date of revision: Jun 2015
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