Aleš Černý

Business School, City, University of London

Professor

106 Bunhill Row

London, EC1Y 8TZ

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Introduction to Fast Fourier Transform in Finance

Research paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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Fast Fourier transform, option pricing, binomial lattice, chirp-z transform

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Generalized Sharpe Ratios and Asset Pricing in Incomplete Markets

AFA 2001 New Orleans Meetings, Review of Finance, 2003, 7(2), 191-233
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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Dynamic Programming and Mean-Variance Hedging in Discrete Time

Applied Mathematical Finance, 2004, 11(1), 1-25
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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Mean-variance hedging, discrete time, dynamic programming

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Fast Fourier Transform and Option Pricing

Preprint
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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FFT, Fourier transform, option pricing, Levy process

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Mean-Variance Hedging and Optimal Investment in Heston's Model with Correlation

Mathematical Finance, 2008, 18(3), 473-492
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Jan Kallsen
Business School, City, University of London and Munich University of Technology
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mean-variance hedging, stochastic volatility, opportunity-neutral measure, leverage effect, Heston's model, affine process, option pricing, optimal investment

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On the Structure of General Mean-Variance Hedging Strategies

The Annals of Probability, 2007, 35(4), 1479-1531
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 May 2005 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Jan Kallsen
Business School, City, University of London and Munich University of Technology
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mean-variance hedging, opportunity process, opportunity-neutral measure, incomplete market, Sharpe ratio, semimartingales

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Optimal Hedging with Higher Moments

Journal of Futures Markets, 2012, 32 (10), 909-944
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Chris Brooks, Aleš Černý and Joëlle Miffre
University of Reading - ICMA Centre, Business School, City, University of London and Audencia Business School
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utility-based hedging, OLS, non-normality risk, commodity futures, skewness, kurtosis

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The Theory of Good-Deal Pricing in Financial Markets

FORC Preprint, No. 98/90, Geman H., Madan D., Pliska S., Vorst T.(eds.): Mathematical Finance – Bachelier Congress 2000, 175-202, Springer
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Stewart D. Hodges
Business School, City, University of London and University of Warwick - Financial Options Research Centre (FORC)
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arbitrage, good deal, virtually desirable claim, state price functional, incomplete market, reward for risk measure, Generalized Sharpe Ratio, admissible price region, equivalent martingale measure

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Hedging by Sequential Regressions Revisited

Mathematical Finance, 2009, 19(4), 591-617
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Jan Kallsen
Business School, City, University of London and Munich University of Technology
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option, hedging, CAPM, sequential regression, opportunity-neutral measure

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Performance of Dynamic Hedging Strategies: The Tale of Two Trading Desks

Imperial College Business School Working Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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Incremental Sharpe ratio, risk-adjusted returns, dynamic performance measurement, investment-hedging separation, option pricing, mean-variance hedging, Levy process

Optimal Continuous-Time Hedging with Leptokurtic Returns

Imperial College Business School Discussion Paper No. 04/33, Mathematical Finance, 2007, 17(2), 175-203
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 May 2005 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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Hedging error, Fourier transform, mean-variance hedging, exponential Levy process, incomplete market, option pricing

Optimal Continuous-Time Hedging with Leptokurtic Returns

Mathematical Finance, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 175-203, April 2007
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Mar 2007
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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The Impact of Changing Demographics and Pensions on the Demand for Housing and Financial Assets

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2010, 9(3), 393-420
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý, David Miles and Lubomir Schmidt
Business School, City, University of London, Imperial College Business School and UBS Investment Bank
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pension reform, portfolio allocation, housing, OLG model

The Impact of Changing Demographics and Pensions on the Demand for Housing and Financial Assets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5143
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Aleš Černý, David Miles and Lubomir Schmidt
Business School, City, University of London, Imperial College Business School and UBS Investment Bank
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Pension reform, portfolio allocation, housing, OLG model

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An Improved Convolution Algorithm for Discretely Sampled Asian Options

Quantitative Finance, 2011, 11(3), 381-389
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Ioannis Kyriakou
Business School, City, University of London and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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Asian options, Discrete sampling, Convolution, FFT

14.

Finance Without Brownian Motions: An Introduction to Simplified Stochastic Calculus

ArXiv preprint
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Johannes Ruf
Business School, City, University of London and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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drift, Émery formula, Girsanov's theorem, simplified stochastic calculus

15.

Risk, Return and Portfolio Allocation Under Alternative Pension Arrangements with Imperfect Financial Markets

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 441
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 May 2001
David Miles and Aleš Černý
Imperial College Business School and Business School, City, University of London
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Pensions, Portfolio Allocation, Demographics, Annuities, Risk-Sharing

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The Risk of Optimal, Continuously Rebalanced Hedging Strategies and Its Efficient Evaluation Via Fourier Transform

Imperial College Management School Discussion Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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Hedging error, Fourier transform, mean-variance hedging, optimal hedging, exponential Levy process, excess kurtosis, incomplete market

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Minimal Martingale Measure, CAPM, and Representative Agent Pricing in Incomplete Markets

Imperial College Management School Working Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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minimalmartingale measure, optimal portfolio, hedging, CAPM

A Counterexample Concerning the Variance-Optimal Martingale Measure

Mathematical Finance, 2008, 18(2), 305-316
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Jan Kallsen
Business School, City, University of London and Munich University of Technology
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variance-optimal martingale measure, duality, counterexample

A Counterexample Concerning the Variance-Optimal Martingale Measure

Mathematical Finance, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 305-316, April 2008
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Aleš Černý and Jan Kallsen
Business School, City, University of London and Munich University of Technology
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Market Value Margin via Mean-Variance Hedging

The final version of this article has appeared as: Tsanakas A., Wüthrich, M., Cerny, A. (2013), 'Market value margin via mean-variance hedging', ASTIN Bulletin, 43(3), p.301-322.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2014
Andreas Tsanakas, Mario V. Wuthrich and Aleš Černý
City University London - Cass Business School, RiskLab, ETH Zurich and Business School, City, University of London
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Cost-of-capital, market consistent valuation, market value margin, mean-variance hedging, Solvency II

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On the Computation of Optimal Monotone Mean-Variance Portfolios via Truncated Quadratic Utility

Journal of Mathematical Economics 48(6), 386-395, 2012
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
Business School, City, University of London, Bocconi University - Department of Decision Sciences, University of Turin - Department of Statistics and Applied Mathematics and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Department of Economics
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optimal portfolio, truncated quadratic utility, monotone mean-variance preferences, divergence preferences, HARA utility

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Admissible Strategies in Semimartingale Portfolio Selection

SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 2011, 49(1), 42-72
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2020
Sara Biagini and Aleš Černý
University of Pisa and Business School, City, University of London
Downloads 101 (286,817)
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utility maximization, non-locally bounded semimartingale, incomplete market, sigma-localization, sigma-martingale measure, Orlicz space, convex duality

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Alternative Pension Reform Strategies for Japan

Imperial College Business School Working Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 21 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2020
David Miles and Aleš Černý
Imperial College Business School and Business School, City, University of London
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Aging population, pension reform, Japan

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Currency Crises: Strategic Game between Central Bank and Spot Speculators

Imperial College Management School Discussion Paper No. SWP9814/F
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Jul 2009
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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speculative attack, fixed exchange rate, optimal regime switch, reserves, spot speculation, constructive ambiguity

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A Note on 'Discrete Time Hedging Errors for Options with Irregular Payoffs'

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 19 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2012
Aleš Černý and Juraj Spilda
Business School, City, University of London and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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Discrete time hedging, rate of convergence, tracking error

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Semimartingale Theory of Monotone Mean-Variance Portfolio Allocation

Mathematical Finance 30(3), 1168-1178, 2020
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2020
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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monotone mean–variance, monotone Sharpe ratio, free cash-flow stream

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Optimal Trade Execution Under Endogenous Pressure to Liquidate: Theory and Numerical Solutions

European Journal of Operational Research, 2019
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2019
Pavol Brunovsky, Aleš Černý and Ján Komadel
Comenius University - Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Business School, City, University of London and Comenius University - Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
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optimal liquidation, price impact, square-root law, singular boundary value problem, stochastic optimal control

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Discrete-Time Quadratic Hedging of Barrier Options in Exponential Lévy Model

J. Kallsen and A. Papapantoleon (eds.), Advanced Modeling in Mathematical Finance, 257-275, Springer, 2016
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2019
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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barrier options, quadratic hedging, Lévy model, asymptotics, calibration

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Simple Explicit Formula for Near-Optimal Stochastic Lifestyling

Cass Business School Research Paper; final version available in European Journal of Operational Research (2020, doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2019.12.032)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2020
Aleš Černý and Igor Melichercik
Business School, City, University of London and Comenius University - Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics; Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
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optimal investment, stochastic lifestyling, Samuelson paradigm, power utility, stochastic optimal control

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Convex Duality and Orlicz Spaces in Expected Utility Maximization

Mathematical Finance 30(1), 85-127, 2020
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2020
Sara Biagini and Aleš Černý
University of Pisa and Business School, City, University of London
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utility maximization, Orlicz space, Fenchel duality, supermartingale deflator, effective market completion

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Risk Return and Portfolio Allocation Under Alternative Pension Systems with Imperfect Financial Markets

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 Apr 2001
David Miles and Aleš Černý
Imperial College Business School and Business School, City, University of London
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Annuities, demographics, pensions, portfolio allocation, risk-sharing

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Simplified Stochastic Calculus: Multiplicative Compensators and Changes of Measure

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Johannes Ruf
Business School, City, University of London and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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Girsanov, Lévy-Khintchin, Mellin transform, predictable compensator, process with independent increments, semimartingale representation

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Simplified Stochastic Calculus via Semimartingale Representations

ArXiv preprint, 2020
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Jun 2020
Aleš Černý and Johannes Ruf
Business School, City, University of London and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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Complex-valued process; generalized Yor formula; Émery formula; Itô formula

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Risk, Return and Portfolio Allocation Under Alternative Pension Systems with Incomplete and Imperfect Financial Markets

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, No. 511, pp. 529-557, April 2006
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 May 2006
David Miles and Aleš Černý
Imperial College Business School and Business School, City, University of London
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Convex Duality and Orlicz Spaces in Expected Utility Maximization

Mathematical Finance, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 85-127, 2020
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 May 2020
Sara Biagini and Aleš Černý
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Business School, City, University of London
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effective market completion, Fenchel duality, Orlicz space, supermartingale deflator, utility maximization

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The Hansen Ratio in Mean-Variance Portfolio Theory

Arxiv preprint
Number of pages: 11
Aleš Černý
Business School, City, University of London
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Hansen ratio, Hansen-Jagannathan inequality, efficient frontier, monotone mean-variance preference