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Heston Stochastic Vol-of-Vol Model for Joint Calibration of VIX and S&P 500 Options


  • Jean-Pierre Fouque
  • Yuri F. Saporito


A parsimonious generalization of the Heston model is proposed where the volatility-of-volatility is assumed to be stochastic. We follow the perturbation technique of Fouque et al (2011, CUP) to derive a first order approximation of the price of options on a stock and its volatility index. This approximation is given by Heston's quasi-closed formula and some of its Greeks. It can be very efficiently calculated since it requires to compute only Fourier integrals and the solution of simple ODE systems. We exemplify the calibration of the model with S&P 500 and VIX data.

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  • Jean-Pierre Fouque & Yuri F. Saporito, 2017. "Heston Stochastic Vol-of-Vol Model for Joint Calibration of VIX and S&P 500 Options," Papers 1706.00873,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1706.00873

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    1. Jan Baldeaux & Alexander Badran, 2014. "Consistent Modelling of VIX and Equity Derivatives Using a 3/2 plus Jumps Model," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(4), pages 299-312, September.
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