The Principles and Practice of Derivatives Price Verification

8 Pages Posted: 11 May 2001  

Emanuel Derman

Columbia University

Date Written: April 2001

Abstract

Trading desks at investment banks often have substantial positions in a broad range of long-term or exotic derivative securities which can be marked to market only by means of mathematical models. Verifying the fair value of these securities in all product areas is an increasingly important issue for trading firms, and involves more than just mathematics and a model from financial economics. This article describes a multi-faceted approach to verifying the prices and hedge ratios of derivative securities.

Keywords: Derivatives, valuation, models, risk

JEL Classification: G13, G10, G18, G00

Suggested Citation

Derman, Emanuel, The Principles and Practice of Derivatives Price Verification (April 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=267682 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.267682

Emanuel Derman (Contact Author)

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States
212 854 9883 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: www.ederman.com

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
1,991
rank
6,508
Abstract Views
5,561
PlumX