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Pricing Multi-Asset Cross Currency Options

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  • Kenichiro Shiraya

    (Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)

  • Akihiko Takahashi

    (Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)

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This paper develops a general pricing method for multi-asset cross currency options, whose underlying asset consists of multiple different assets, and the evaluation currency is different from the ones used in the most liquid market of each asset; the examples include cross currency options, cross currency basket options and cross currency average options. Moreover, in practice, fast calibration is necessary in the option markets relevant for the underlying assets and the currency, which is also achieved in this paper. Furthermore, we investigate the implied correlations in the cross currency markets on the dates before and after the events, Lehman Shock and Tohoku Earthquake.

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  • Kenichiro Shiraya & Akihiko Takahashi, 2012. "Pricing Multi-Asset Cross Currency Options," CARF F-Series CARF-F-276, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
  • Handle: RePEc:cfi:fseres:cf276
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    1. Black, Fischer & Scholes, Myron S, 1973. "The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(3), pages 637-654, May-June.
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    1. Akihiko Takahashi & Yukihiro Tsuzuki, 2014. "A New Improvement Scheme for Approximation Methods of Probability Density Functions," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-917, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    2. Akihiko Takahashi & Yukihiro Tsuzuki, 2014. "A New Improvement Scheme for Approximation Methods of Probability Density Functions," CARF F-Series CARF-F-350, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
    3. Akihiko Takahashi & Masashi Toda, 2012. "Note on an Extension of an Asymptotic Expansion Scheme," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-860, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    4. Akihiko Takahashi & Toshihiro Yamada, 2013. "On Error Estimates for Asymptotic Expansions with Malliavin Weights -- Application to Stochastic Volatility Model --," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-897, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    5. Akihiko Takahashi & Toshihiro Yamada, 2013. "On Error Estimates for Asymptotic Expansions with Malliavin Weights -Application to Stochastic Volatility Model-," CARF F-Series CARF-F-324, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, revised Mar 2014.
    6. Akihiko Takahashi & Masashi Toda, 2013. "Note on an Extension of an Asymptotic Expansion Scheme," CARF F-Series CARF-F-312, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
    7. Akihiko Takahashi & Yukihiro Tsuzuki, 2014. "A New Improvement Scheme for Approximation Methods of Probability Density Functions," CARF F-Series CARF-F-341, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
    8. Akihiko Takahashi & Toshihiro Yamada, 2014. "This paper proposes a unified method for precise estimates of the error bounds in asymptotic expansions of an option price and its Greeks (sensitivities) under a stochastic volatility model. More gene," CARF F-Series CARF-F-347, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, revised Sep 2014.
    9. De Col, Alvise & Gnoatto, Alessandro & Grasselli, Martino, 2013. "Smiles all around: FX joint calibration in a multi-Heston model," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(10), pages 3799-3818.

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