Bermudan Swaptions in Gaussian HJM One-Factor Model: Analytical and Numerical Approaches
13 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2008 Last revised: 10 May 2010
Date Written: October 20, 2008
A popular way to value (Bermudan) swaption in a Hull-White or extended Vasicek model is to use a tree or PDE approach. A more direct approach through iterated numerical integration is developed. A brute force numerical integration would lead to a complexity exponential in the number of exercise dates in the base of the number of points (p^N). By carefully choosing the integration points and their order, the complexity can be reduced to 4pN versus the quadratic complexity (pN)^2 in the tree.
A semi-explicit formula leading to a faster converging implementation is also proposed.
Keywords: Bermudan option, swaption, Hull-White model, one-factor model, numerical integration
JEL Classification: G13, E43
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