Adjusting Exponential Levy Models Towards the Simultaneous Calibration of Market Prices for Crash Cliquets

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Peter Carr

New York University Finance and Risk Engineering

Ajay Khanna

New York University (NYU)

Dilip B. Madan

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Date Written: May 10, 2014

Abstract

Option calibrated exponential Lévy models are observed to typically overprice crash cliquets. Typical model Lévy tails are then not crash market consistent. A general tail thinning strategy is introduced that may be implemented on a class of parametric Lévy models closed under exponential tilting. Implementation on CGMY leads to the CGAKMY model with thinning function of (1 A|x|)^{-K}. It is observed that this model adjustment can be crash market consistent.

Keywords: Completely monotone function, Gauss Laguerre quadrature, Gap Risk Pricing

JEL Classification: G10, G11, G13

Suggested Citation

Carr, Peter P. and Khanna, Ajay and Madan, Dilip B., Adjusting Exponential Levy Models Towards the Simultaneous Calibration of Market Prices for Crash Cliquets (May 10, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2635607 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2635607

Peter P. Carr

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Ajay Khanna

New York University (NYU)

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Dilip B. Madan (Contact Author)

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States
301-405-2127 (Phone)
301-314-9157 (Fax)

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