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A closed-form representation of mean-variance hedging for additive processes via Malliavin calculus


  • Takuji Arai
  • Yuto Imai


We focus on mean-variance hedging problem for models whose asset price follows an exponential additive process. Some representations of mean-variance hedging strategies for jump type models have already been suggested, but none is suited to develop numerical methods of the values of strategies for any given time up to the maturity. In this paper, we aim to derive a new explicit closed-form representation, which enables us to develop an efficient numerical method using the fast Fourier transforms. Note that our representation is described in terms of Malliavin derivatives. In addition, we illustrate numerical results for exponential L\'evy models.

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  • Takuji Arai & Yuto Imai, 2017. "A closed-form representation of mean-variance hedging for additive processes via Malliavin calculus," Papers 1702.07556,, revised Nov 2017.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1702.07556

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