Laura Ballotta

Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London

Reader in Financial Mathematics

Faculty of Finance

106 Bunhill Row

London, EC1Y 8TZ

United Kingdom

http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/laura-ballotta

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

A Gentle Introduction to Value at Risk

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 28 Mar 2017
Laura Ballotta and Gianluca Fusai
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and Università del Piemonte Orientale Dipartimento di Studi per l'Economia e l'Impresa
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Value at Risk, Parametric, Non Parametric, Delta-Gamma, Portfolio Modelling, Backtesting

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Tools from Stochastic Analysis for Mathematical Finance: A Gentle Introduction

Number of pages: 319 Posted: 10 Jun 2018
Laura Ballotta and Gianluca Fusai
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and Università del Piemonte Orientale Dipartimento di Studi per l'Economia e l'Impresa
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Stochastic Calculus, Heston model, Jump models, Brownian motion, mathematical finance

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A Gentle Introduction to Default Risk and Counterparty Credit Modelling

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Aug 2016
Laura Ballotta, Gianluca Fusai and Marina Marena
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, Università del Piemonte Orientale Dipartimento di Studi per l'Economia e l'Impresa and University of Eastern Piedmont
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Credit Value Adjustment, Debt Value Adjustment, Netting Collateral, Default Risk, Probability of Default

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A Note on Multivariate Asset Models Using Levy Processes

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 06 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2010
Laura Ballotta
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London
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Jump Diffusion process, Levy processes, multinames contingent claims, time changed Brownian motions

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Convertible Bonds Valuation in a Jump Diffusion Setting with Stochastic Interest Rates

Quantitative Finance, 2015, 15(1), 115-129
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2019
Laura Ballotta and Ioannis Kyriakou
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
Downloads 513 (52,316)
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Convertible bonds pricing, Stochastic interest rates, Affine jump diffusion model, Optimal call strategy

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Monte Carlo Simulation of the CGMY Process and Option Pricing

Journal of Futures Markets, 2014, 34(12), 1095-1121
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 31 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2015
Laura Ballotta and Ioannis Kyriakou
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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CGMY process, Fourier transform, Monte Carlo simulation, Multivariate asset model, Option pricing

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Investment Strategies and Risk Management for Participating Life Insurance Contracts

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Apr 2009
Laura Ballotta and Steven Haberman
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science
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asset allocation, fair valuation, Monte Carlo methods, participating contracts, solvency requirements, TVaR

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Multivariate Asset Models Using Levy Processes and Applications

Forthcoming in The European Journal of Finance (2014), Paris December 2010 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - AFFI
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Laura Ballotta and Efrem Bonfiglioli
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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Jump Diffusion process, Levy processes, model calibration, multinames derivative contracts, subordinated Brownian motions, time changed Levy processes

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Modelling the Fair Value of Annuities Contracts: The Impact of Interest Rate Risk and Mortality Risk

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jun 2007
Laura Ballotta, Giorgia Esposito and Steven Haberman
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, University of Rome I - Department of Actuarial and Financial Sciences and City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science
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annuity contracts, fair value, market value margin, stochastic mortality

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Modelling and Valuation of Guarantees in With-Profit and Unitised with Profit Life Insurance Contracts

Cass Business School Research Paper
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Nov 2005
Steven Haberman, Laura Ballotta and Nan Wang
City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science, Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science
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Contingent Claim theory, Fair valuation, Participating contracts

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Integrated Structural Approach to Credit Value Adjustment

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 05 May 2018
Laura Ballotta, Gianluca Fusai and Daniele Marazzina
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, Università del Piemonte Orientale Dipartimento di Studi per l'Economia e l'Impresa and Polytechnic University of Milan - Department of Mathematics
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Counterparty Credit Risk, Collateral, Dependence, Gap Risk, Initial Margin, Lévy Processes, Netting

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Multivariate FX Models with Jumps: Triangles, Quantos and Implied Correlation

Forthcoming, European Journal of Operational Research
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Feb 2017
Laura Ballotta, Griselda Deelstra and Grégory Rayée
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
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Option pricing, Calibration procedure, Implied correlation, Multivariate L´evy processes, Quanto products

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Quanto Implied Correlation in a Multi-Lévy Framework

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2015
Laura Ballotta, Griselda Deelstra and Grégory Rayée
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
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FX risk, implied correlation, multivariate Lévy processes, Quanto products, triangular relation, Variance Gamma process

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Counterparty Credit Risk in a Multivariate Structural Model with Jumps

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2014
Laura Ballotta and Gianluca Fusai
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and Università del Piemonte Orientale Dipartimento di Studi per l'Economia e l'Impresa
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Counterparty Risk, Credit Value Adjustment, Debt Value Adjustment, Levy Processes, Normal Inverse Gaussian, Wrong Way Risk

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Efficient Pricing of Ratchet Equity Indexed Annuities in a VG Economy

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 May 2008 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2009
Laura Ballotta
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London
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Asian options, Edgeworth expansion, Equity Indexed Annuities, risk neutral valuation, Randomized Quasi-Monte Carlo, variance reduction techniques

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Smiles & Smirks: A Tale of Factors

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2018
Laura Ballotta and Grégory Rayée
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
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Stochastic Leverage, Stochastic Volatility, Time Changed Lévy Process, Affine, Out-Of-Sample

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Pricing and Capital Requirements for With Profit Contracts: Modelling Considerations

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 May 2007
Laura Ballotta
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London
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fair value, incomplete markets, Levy processes, Monte Carlo simulation, participating contracts, solvency requirements

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Estimation of Multivariate Asset Models with Jumps

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2018
ARPM, Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, Università del Piemonte Orientale Dipartimento di Studi per l'Economia e l'Impresa and Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics
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Multivariate Lévy models, Jump models, Factor models, Principal Components, Maximum Likelihood, EM algorithm, Intra-horizon Value at Risk

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Hidden Correlations: A Self-Exciting Tale from the FX World

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Sep 2018
Laura Ballotta and Alessandro Morico
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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Volatility Skew, Time-Changed Lévy Processes, Affine

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Hedging of Asian Options under Exponential Lévy Models: Computation and Performance

The European Journal of Finance, 2017, 23(4), 297-323
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2019
Laura Ballotta, Russell J. Gerrard and Ioannis Kyriakou
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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Arithmetic Asian options, Discrete monitoring, Price sensitivities, Lévy processes, Hedging error, Model misspecification

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Guarantees in With-Profit and Unitized With-Profit Life Insurance Contracts: Fair Valuation Problem in Presence of the Default Option

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 97-121, March 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 May 2006
Laura Ballotta, Steven Haberman and Nan Wang
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science and City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science
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Variable Annuities in a Lévy-based hybrid model with Surrender risk

Number of pages: 41
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, University of Freiburg, University of Freiburg and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Finance, Variable Annuities, Hybrid models, Lévy processes, Surrender Risk

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Valuation of Guaranteed Annuity Conversion Options

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Vol. 33, pp. 87-108, 2003, Cass Business School Research Paper
Posted: 08 Nov 2005
Laura Ballotta and Steven Haberman
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London and City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science

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Guaranteed annuity option, Heath-Jarrow-Morton model, Risk-neutral valuation

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The IASB Insurance Project for Life Insurance Contracts: Impact on Reserving Methods and Solvency Requirements

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2006
Posted: 03 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2014
Laura Ballotta, Giorgia Esposito and Steven Haberman
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London, University of Rome I - Department of Actuarial and Financial Sciences and City University London - Faculty of Actuarial Science

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Black-Scholes option pricing formula, fair value, L'evy processes, mathematical reserves, participating contracts, shortfall probability, solvency requirements

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A Levy Process-Based Framework for the Fair Valuation of Participating Life Insurance Contracts

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 173-196, 2005, Cass Business School Research Paper
Posted: 01 Nov 2005
Laura Ballotta
Sir John Cass Business School - City, University of London

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Esscher transform; Fair value, Incomplete markets, Levy processes, Participating contracts