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Quantil Hedging for telegraph markets and its applications to a pricing of equity-linked life insurance contracts


  • Nikita Ratanov



In this paper we develop a financial market model based on continuous time random motions with alternating constant velocities and with jumps occurrng when the velocity switches. If jump directions are in the certain correspondence with the velocity directions of the underlyig random motion with respect to the interest rate, the model is free of arbitrage and complete. Closed form formulas for the option prices and perfect hedging strategies are obtained.The quantile hedging strategies for options are constructed. This methodology is applied to the pricing and risk control of insurance instruments.************************************************************************************************************En este documento está desarrollado un modelo de mercado financiero basado en movimientos aleatorios con tiempo continuo, con velocidades constantes alternates y saltos cuando hay cambios en la velocidad. Si los saltos en la dirección tienen correspondencia con la dirección de la velocidad del comportamiento aleatorio subyacente, con respecto a la tasa interés, el modelo no presenta arbitraje y es completo. Se contruye en detalle las estrategias replicables para opciones y se obtiene una representación cerrada para el precio de las opciones.Las estrategias de cubrimiento quantile para opciones son construidas. Esta metodología es aplicada al control de riesgo y fijación de precios de instrumentos de seguros.

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  • Nikita Ratanov, 2005. "Quantil Hedging for telegraph markets and its applications to a pricing of equity-linked life insurance contracts," Borradores de Investigación 003410, Universidad del Rosario.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000091:003410

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    1. Brennan, Michael J. & Schwartz, Eduardo S., 1976. "The pricing of equity-linked life insurance policies with an asset value guarantee," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 3(3), pages 195-213, June.
    2. Nikita Ratanov, 2007. "A jump telegraph model for option pricing," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(5), pages 575-583.
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    6. Nikita Ratanov, 2004. "Option Pricing Model Based on Telegraph Processes with Jumps," Borradores de Investigación 004330, Universidad del Rosario.
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    1. Alessandro De Gregorio & Stefano M. Iacus, 2007. "Change point estimation for the telegraph process observed at discrete times," Papers 0705.0503,
    2. Alessandro Gregorio & Stefano Iacus, 2008. "Parametric estimation for the standard and geometric telegraph process observed at discrete times," Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 249-263, October.

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    jump telegraph model; perfect hedging; quantile hedging; pure endowment; equity-linked life insurance;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty


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