Cliquet Option Pricing in a Jump-Diffusion Lévy Model

Modern Stochastics: Theory and Applications, 2018, Vol. 5, No. 3, 317-336

18 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2017 Last revised: 9 Oct 2018

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Markus Hess

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Date Written: October 3, 2018

Abstract

We investigate the pricing of cliquet options in a jump-diffusion model. The considered option is of monthly sum cap style while the underlying stock price model is driven by a drifted Lévy process entailing a Brownian diffusion component as well as compound Poisson jumps. We also derive representations for the density and distribution function of the emerging Lévy process. In this setting, we infer semi-analytic expressions for the cliquet option price by two different approaches. The first one involves the probability distribution function of the driving Lévy process whereas the second draws upon Fourier transform techniques. With view on sensitivity analysis and hedging purposes, we eventually deduce representations for several greeks while putting emphasis on the vega.

Keywords: Cliquet option pricing, path-dependent exotic option, equity indexed annuity, structured product, sensitivity analysis, greeks, jump-diffusion model, time-homogeneous Lévy process, stochastic differential equation, compound Poisson process, Fourier transform, distribution function

JEL Classification: G22, D52

Suggested Citation

Hess, Markus, Cliquet Option Pricing in a Jump-Diffusion Lévy Model (October 3, 2018). Modern Stochastics: Theory and Applications, 2018, Vol. 5, No. 3, 317-336. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2979296 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2979296

Markus Hess (Contact Author)

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) ( email )

CP 210 Boulevard du Triomphe
Brussels, Brussels 1050
Belgium

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