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Pricing Barrier and Average Options under Stochastic Volatility Environment


  • Kenichiro Shiraya

    (Mizuho-DL Financial Technology Co.,Ltd.)

  • Akihiko Takahashi

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)

  • Masashi Toda

    (Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)


This paper proposes a new approximation method of pricing barrier and average options under stochastic volatility environment by applying an asymptotic expansion approach. In particular, a high-order expansion scheme for general multi-dimensional diffusion processes is effectively applied. Moreover, the paper combines a static hedging method with the asymptotic expansion method for pricing barrier options. Finally, numerical examples show that the fourth or fifth-order asymptotic expansion scheme provides sufficiently accurate approximations under the λ-SABR and SABR models.

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  • Kenichiro Shiraya & Akihiko Takahashi & Masashi Toda, 2009. "Pricing Barrier and Average Options under Stochastic Volatility Environment," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-682, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  • Handle: RePEc:tky:fseres:2009cf682

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    1. Shiraya, Kenichiro & Takahashi, Akihiko, 2017. "A general control variate method for multi-dimensional SDEs: An application to multi-asset options under local stochastic volatility with jumps models in finance," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 258(1), pages 358-371.
    2. Akihiko Takahashi & Toshihiro Yamada, 2009. "An Asymptotic Expansion with Malliavin Weights: An Application to Pricing Discrete Barrier Options," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-696, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.

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