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Granger Independent Martingale Processes


  • Umberto Cherubini
  • Fabio Gobbi
  • Sabrina Mulinacci
  • Silvia Romagnoli


We introduce a new class of processes for the evaluation of multivariate equity derivatives. The proposed setting is well suited for the application of the standard copula function theory to processes, rather than variables, and easily enables to enforce the martingale pricing requirement. The martingale condition is imposed in a general multidimensional Markov setting to which we only add the restriction of no-Granger-causality of the increments (Granger-independent increments). We call this class of processes GIMP (Granger Independent Martingale Processes). The approach can also be extended to the application of time change, under which the martingale restriction continues to hold. Moreover, we show that the class of GIMP processes is closed under time changing: if a Granger independent process is used as a multivariate stochastic clock for the change of time of a GIMP process, the new process is also GIMP.

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  • Umberto Cherubini & Fabio Gobbi & Sabrina Mulinacci & Silvia Romagnoli, 2016. "Granger Independent Martingale Processes," Papers 1607.01519,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1607.01519

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