Pricing and hedging volatility smile under multifactor interest rate models

Pricing and hedging volatility smile under multifactor interest rate models The paper extends Amin and Morton (1994), Zeto (2002), and Kuo and Paxson (2006) by considering jump-diffusion model of Das (1999) with various volatility functions in pricing and hedging Euribor options across strikes and maturities. Adding the jump element into a diffusion model helps capturing volatility smiles in the interest rate options markets, but specifying the mean-reversion volatility function improves the most. A humped volatility function with the additional jump component yields better in-sample and out-of-sample valuation, but level-dependent volatility becomes more crucial for hedging. The specification of volatility function is more crucial than merely adding jumps into any model and the effect of jumps declines as the maturity of options is longer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting Springer Journals

Pricing and hedging volatility smile under multifactor interest rate models

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Finance; Corporate Finance; Accounting/Auditing; Econometrics; Operation Research/Decision Theory
ISSN
0924-865X
eISSN
1573-7179
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11156-010-0172-5
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Abstract

The paper extends Amin and Morton (1994), Zeto (2002), and Kuo and Paxson (2006) by considering jump-diffusion model of Das (1999) with various volatility functions in pricing and hedging Euribor options across strikes and maturities. Adding the jump element into a diffusion model helps capturing volatility smiles in the interest rate options markets, but specifying the mean-reversion volatility function improves the most. A humped volatility function with the additional jump component yields better in-sample and out-of-sample valuation, but level-dependent volatility becomes more crucial for hedging. The specification of volatility function is more crucial than merely adding jumps into any model and the effect of jumps declines as the maturity of options is longer.

Journal

Review of Quantitative Finance and AccountingSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 12, 2010

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