Static Hedging of Timing Risk

Posted: 30 Jun 1999

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Jean-Francois Picron

Summit Systems, Inc.

Peter Carr

New York University Finance and Risk Engineering


Many exotic options involve a payoff that occurs at the first time the stock price crosses a constant barrier. Although the amount to be paid is known, the time at which it is paid is not. This article shows how a static position in European options can be used to hedge against this timing risk. The simulation results show that this approach outperforms dynamic hedging with the underlying. The authors show how these results can be used to price any barrier option.

JEL Classification: G13

Suggested Citation

Picron, Jean-Francois and Carr, Peter P., Static Hedging of Timing Risk. Journal of Derivatives, Spring 1999. Available at SSRN:

Jean-Francois Picron (Contact Author)

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Peter P. Carr

New York University Finance and Risk Engineering ( email )

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