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An Asymptotic Expansion with Push-Down of Malliavin Weights


  • Akihiko Takahashi

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)

  • Toshihiro Yamada

    (Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Investment Technology Institute Co.,Ltd. (MTEC))


This paper derives asymptotic expansion formulas for option prices and implied volatilities as well as the density of the underlying asset price in a stochastic volatility model. In particular, the integration-by-parts formula in Malliavin calculus and the push-down of Malliavin weights are effectively applied. It provides an expansion formula for generalized Wiener functionals and closed-form approximation formulas in stochastic volatility environment. In addition, it presents applications of the general formula to a local volatility expansion as well as to expansions of option prices for the shifted log-normal model with stochastic volatility. Moreover, with some result of Malliavin calculus in jump-type models, this paper derives an approximation formula for the jump-diffusion model in stochastic volatility environment. Some numerical examples are also shown.

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  • Akihiko Takahashi & Toshihiro Yamada, 2009. "An Asymptotic Expansion with Push-Down of Malliavin Weights," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-695, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  • Handle: RePEc:tky:fseres:2009cf695

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    1. Alan L. Lewis, 2000. "Option Valuation under Stochastic Volatility," Option Valuation under Stochastic Volatility, Finance Press, number ovsv, June.
    2. Eric Fournié & Jean-Michel Lasry & Pierre-Louis Lions & Jérôme Lebuchoux & Nizar Touzi, 1999. "Applications of Malliavin calculus to Monte Carlo methods in finance," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 3(4), pages 391-412.
    3. Akihiko Takahashi & Nakahiro Yoshida, 2004. "An Asymptotic Expansion Scheme for Optimal Investment Problems," Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 153-188, May.
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    1. 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.
    2. Kenichiro Shiraya & Akihiko Takahashi & Toshihiro Yamada, 2010. "On Pricing Barrier Options with Discrete Monitoring," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-725, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.

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