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Yes, Libor Models can capture Interest Rate Derivatives Skew : A Simple Modelling Approach

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  • Eymen Errais

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  • Fabio Mercurio

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We introduce a simple extension of a shifted geometric Brownian motion for modelling forward LIBOR rates under their canonical measures. The extension is based on a parameter uncertainty modelled through a random variable whose value is drawn at an in¯nitesimal time after zero. The shift in the proposed model captures the skew commonly seen in the cap market, whereas the uncertain volatility component allows us to obtain more symmetric implied volatility structures. We show how this model can be calibrated to cap prices. We also propose an analytical approximated formula to price swaptions from the cap calibrated model. Finally, we build the bridge between caps and swaptions market by calibrating the correlation structure to swaption prices, and analysing some implications of the calibrated model parameters

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  • Eymen Errais & Fabio Mercurio, 2005. "Yes, Libor Models can capture Interest Rate Derivatives Skew : A Simple Modelling Approach," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 192, Society for Computational Economics.
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    1. Marc Henrard, 2005. "Libor Market Model and Gaussian HJM explicit approaches to option on composition," Finance 0511016, EconWPA, revised 07 Dec 2005.
    2. repec:eee:empfin:v:42:y:2017:i:c:p:175-198 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Libor Models; Volatility Skew; Interest Rate Derivatives;

    JEL classification:

    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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