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Weak Convergence of Hedging Strategies of Contingent Claims

  • J.L. Prigent
  • O. Scaillet

This paper presents results on the convergence for hedging strategies in the setting of incomplete financial markets. We examine the convergence of the so-called locally risk-minimizing strategy. It is proved that such a choice for the trading strategy, when perfect hedging of contingent claims is infeasible, is robust under weak convergence. Several fundamental examples, such as trinomial trees and stochastic volatility models, extracted from the financial modeling literature illustrate this property for both deterministic and random time intervals shrinking to zero.

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Paper provided by THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise in its series THEMA Working Papers with number 2000-50.

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  1. O. Scaillet & J.-L. Prigent & J.-P. Lesne, 2000. "Convergence of discrete time option pricing models under stochastic interest rates," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 4(1), pages 81-93.
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