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DSFM fitting of Implied Volatility Surfaces

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  • Szymon Borak
  • Matthias Fengler
  • Wolfgang Härdle

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The implied volatility became one of the key issues in modern quantitative finance, since the plain vanilla option prices contain vital information for pricing and hedging of exotic and illiquid options. European plain vanilla options are nowadays widely traded, which results in a great amount of high-dimensional data especially on an intra day level. The data reveal a degenerated string structure. Dynamic Semiparametric Factor Models (DSFM) are tailored to handle complex, degenerated data and yield low dimensional representation of the implied volatility surface (IVS). We discuss estimation issues of the model and apply it to DAX option prices.

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  • Szymon Borak & Matthias Fengler & Wolfgang Härdle, 2005. "DSFM fitting of Implied Volatility Surfaces," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2005-022, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
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    1. Wolfgang Härdle & Julius Mungo, 2007. "Long Memory Persistence in the Factor of Implied Volatility Dynamics," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2007-027, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
    2. Ralf Brüggemann & Wolfgang Härdle & Julius Mungo & Carsten Trenkler, 2006. "VAR Modeling for Dynamic Semiparametric Factors of Volatility Strings," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2006-011, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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    dynamic semiparametric factor model; implied volatility; vanilla options; DAX option prices;

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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