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Pricing of Asian options on interest rates in the CIR model

  • Angelos Dassios
  • Jayalaxshmi Nagaradjasarma
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    In this paper, we study the integral over time of the instantaneous rate, i.e. the interest rate accrual, in the Cox Ingersoll Ross model. We derive distributional results for this process, including series representations for the density and probability distribution function. Applications to the valuation of derivatives, including Asian options prices in closed form, are presented here. Numerical examples are included to demonstrate the speed of convergence of the series. We also find that the series provide a more robust tool than numerical Laplace transform inversion for regions of high maturity and volatility. Given the versatility of the square-root process, the results derived in this paper are also of value for various others areas of finance, among which stochastic volatility and credit derivatives.

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    Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 32084.

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    Length: 8 pages
    Date of creation: 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:32084
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