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Risk Arbitrage and Hedging to Acceptability under Transaction Costs


  • Emmanuel Lepinette
  • Ilya Molchanov


The classical discrete time model of proportional transaction costs relies on the assumption that a feasible portfolio process has solvent increments at each step. We extend this setting in two directions, allowing for convex transaction costs and assuming that increments of the portfolio process belong to the sum of a solvency set and a family of multivariate acceptable positions, e.g. with respect to a dynamic risk measure. We describe the sets of superhedging prices, formulate several no (risk) arbitrage conditions and explore connections between them. In the special case when multivariate positions are converted into a single fixed asset, our framework turns into the no good deals setting. However, in general, the possibilities of assessing the risk with respect to any asset or a basket of the assets lead to a decrease of superhedging prices and the no arbitrage conditions become stronger. The mathematical technique relies on results for unbounded and possibly non-closed random sets in Euclidean space.

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  • Emmanuel Lepinette & Ilya Molchanov, 2016. "Risk Arbitrage and Hedging to Acceptability under Transaction Costs," Papers 1605.07884,, revised Apr 2020.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1605.07884

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    1. Andreas Haier & Ilya Molchanov & Michael Schmutz, 2015. "Intragroup transfers, intragroup diversification and their risk assessment," Papers 1511.06320,, revised Nov 2016.

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