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Evaluating Discrete Dynamic Strategies in Affine Models

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  • Flavio Angelini
  • Stefano Herzel

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We consider the problem of measuring the performance of a dynamic strategy, rebalanced at a discrete set of dates, whose objective is that of replicating a claim in an incomplete market driven by a general multi-dimensional affine process. The main purpose of the paper is to propose a method to efficiently compute the expected value and variance of the hedging error of the strategy. Representing the pay-off the claim as an inverse Laplace transform, we are able to get semi-explicit formulas for strategies satisfying a certain property. The result is quite general and can be applied to a very rich class of models and strategies, including Delta hedging. We provide illustrations for the cases of interest rate models and Heston's stochastic volatility model.

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  • Flavio Angelini & Stefano Herzel, 2009. "Evaluating Discrete Dynamic Strategies in Affine Models," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 71/2009, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.
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    1. Mirella Damiani, 2010. "Labour regulation, corporate governance and varieties of capitalism," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 76/2010, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.
    2. Damiani, Mirella & Pompei, Fabrizio & Ricci, Andrea, 2011. "Temporary job protection and productivity growth in EU economies," MPRA Paper 29698, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Flavio ANGELINI & Stefano HERZEL, 2012. "Delta Hedging in Discrete Time under Stochastic Interest Rate," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 110/2012, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.
    4. Francesco Venturini, 2011. "Product variety, product quality, and evidence of Schumpeterian endogenous growth: a note," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 93/2011, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.

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