Artur Sepp

Quantica Capital AG

Head of Research

Zurich

Switzerland

http://artursepp.com

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

When You Hedge Discretely: Optimization of Sharpe Ratio for Delta-Hedging Strategy under Discrete Hedging and Transaction Costs

Journal of Investment Strategies, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 19-59
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2015
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
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delta-hedging errors, profit & loss distribution, discrete trading, transaction costs, parameters misspecification, jump-diffusion model, stochastic volatility, Sharpe ratio

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VIX Option Pricing in a Jump-Diffusion Model

Risk Magazine, pp. 84-89, April 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 2,391 (5,119)
Citation 10

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VIX index, VIX futures and options, Imlied volatility, Stochastic volatility, Heston model with volatility jumps

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Volatility Modelling and Trading

Global Derivatives Workshop Global Derivatives Trading & Risk Management, Budapest, 2016
Number of pages: 164 Posted: 19 Jul 2016
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 2,198 (5,910)

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Volatility, Trading, Investment Strategies

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Pricing Options on Realized Variance in the Heston Model with Jumps in Returns and Volatility

Journal of Computational Finance, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 33-70, 2008
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 May 2009 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2010
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 1,933 (7,361)
Citation 17

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realized variance, variance swap, volatility swap, option on variance swap, volatility derivatives, VIX futures, VIX option, Heston model

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An Approximate Distribution of Delta-Hedging Errors in a Jump-Diffusion Model with Discrete Trading and Transaction Costs

Sepp, A. (2012), "An Approximate Distribution of Delta-Hedging Errors in a Jump-Diffusion Model with Discrete Trading and Transaction Costs", Quantitative Finance, 12(7), 1119-1141
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2014
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 1,316 (13,792)
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delta-hedging errors, profit & loss distribution, discrete trading, transaction costs, parameters misspecification, jump-diffusion model, jump risk

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Machine Learning for Volatility Trading (Presentation Slides)

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Jun 2018
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 1,145 (17,045)

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Volatility, Machine Learning, Statistical Estimation, Trading

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Empirical Calibration and Minimum-Variance Delta Under Log-Normal Stochastic Volatility Dynamics

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2016
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
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Lognormal stochastic volatility, Jumps in price and volatility, Model calibration, Implied volatility skew, Closed-form solution, Option pricing, Minimum-variance hedging

8.

Beta Stochastic Volatility Model

Risk Magazine, pp. 66-71, October 2012
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Sep 2012
Artur Sepp and Piotr Karasinski
Quantica Capital AG and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Downloads 988 (21,292)
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beta stochastic volatility, stochastic volatility, volatility skew, local stochastic volatility

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Log-Normal Stochastic Volatility Model: Affine Decomposition of Moment Generating Function and Pricing of Vanilla Options

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 11 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2016
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 932 (23,160)

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Log-normal stochastic volatility, Jumps in price and volatility, Model calibration, Closed-form solution, Option pricing, Quadratic variance, Econometric Estimation

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Profit-and-Loss of Option Strategies under Quadratic Skew Parametrization

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2010
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 871 (25,594)

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Delta-hedging, profit-and-loss, straddle, risk-reversal, butterfly, quadratic implied volatility, volatility skew

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Pricing European-Style Options under Jump Diffusion Processes with Stochastic Volatility: Applications of Fourier Transform

Kangro, R., Parna, K., and Sepp, A., (2004), "Pricing European-Style Options under Jump Diffusion Processes with Stochastic Volatility: Applications of Fourier Transform", Acta et Commentationes Universitatis Tartuensis de Mathematica 8, 123-133
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 May 2009 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2014
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 851 (26,438)
Citation 7

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stochastic volatility, jump-diffusion processes, volatility smile, option pricing, characteristic function, Fourier transform, DAX volatility surface

12.

Diversifying Cyclicality Risk of Quantitative Investment Strategies (Presentation Slides)

Global Derivatives Buy Side Summit, Barcelona, 2017
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 845 (26,747)

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Volatility, Trading, Investment Strategies, Momentum, Volatility, Skewness, Risk parity, trend following

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Gaining the Alpha Advantage in Volatility Trading (Presentation Slides)

Quantitative Investment Strategies Summit, Amsterdam, 2015
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 763 (30,769)

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Volatility trading, risk-premia, cyclicality risk, diversification

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Analytical Pricing of Double-Barrier Options under a Double-Exponential Jump Diffusion Process: Applications of Laplace Transform

International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 151-175, 2004
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 May 2009
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 735 (32,387)
Citation 11

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jump diffusion processes, exponential jumps, volatility smile, option pricing, path-dependent options, double barrier options, double touch options, Laplace transform

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Extended CreditGrades Model with Stochastic Volatility and Jumps

Wilmott Magazine, September 2006, pp. 50-62
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 31 May 2009
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 649 (38,290)
Citation 3

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credit risk, Merton default model, Equity to Credit model, CreditGrades model, jump diffusion processes, stochastic volatility, credit default swap spreads, equity default swap, volatility smile

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Trend-Following Strategies for Tail-Risk Hedging and Alpha Generation

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 May 2018
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
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Trend-Following, CTA, Tail Risk Hedging, Quantitative Investment Strategies, Alpha, Skewness

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Pricing Options on Realized Variance in the Heston Model with Jumps in Returns and Volatility - Part II: An Approximate Distribution of Discrete Variance

Journal Of Computational Finance, 2012, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 3-32
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 21 May 2014
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 570 (45,476)
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realized variance, discrete variance, quadratic variance, variance swap, volatility derivatives, Heston model

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Option Pricing with Jumps

Wilmott Magazine, pp. 50-58, November 2003
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Artur Sepp and Igor Skachkov
Quantica Capital AG and Independent
Downloads 499 (53,807)
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jump-diffusion, regime switching, Laplace transfrom, Barrier options

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Variance Swaps Under No Conditions

Risk Magazine, pp. 82-87, March 2007
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 455 (60,406)
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variance swap, conditional variance swaps, volatility derivatives, Heston model, stochastic volatility

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Credit Value Adjustment for Credit Default Swaps via the Structural Default Model

The Journal of Credit Risk, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 127-150, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2013
Alex Lipton and Artur Sepp
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 436 (63,587)
Citation 11

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counterparty risk, jump-to-default

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Filling the Gaps

Risk Magazine, October 2011, 66-71
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Sep 2012
Alex Lipton and Artur Sepp
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 413 (67,881)
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local volatility, diffusion with tiled volatility

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Stochastic Volatility Models and Kelvin Waves

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Vol. 41, 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Sep 2012
Alex Lipton and Artur Sepp
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Quantica Capital AG
Downloads 211 (140,297)
Citation 1

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Stochastic volatility, Stein-Stein model, Heston model

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Econometric Modelling of Stock Prices and CDS Spreads with Risk-Premiums (Presentation Slides)

Global Derivatives Trading Conference, Amsterdam, 2015
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Artur Sepp
Quantica Capital AG
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Credit risk, risk-premia, cyclicality risk, diversification

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Trend-Following CTAs vs Alternative Risk-Premia (ARP) products: crisis beta vs risk-premia alpha

Sepp A., Dezeraud L., (2019), “Trend-Following CTAs vs Alternative Risk-Premia: Crisis beta vs risk-premia alpha”, The Hedge Fund Journal, Issue 138, pages 20-31
Number of pages: 23
Artur Sepp and Louis Dezeraud
Quantica Capital AG and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Trend-Following, CTA, Tail Risk Hedging, Quantitative Investment Strategies, Alpha, Skewness, Convexity