Regime Switching Rough Heston Model

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Mesias Alfeus

University of Cape Town (UCT) - African Collaboration for Quantitative Finance and Risk Research

Ludger Overbeck

University of Giessen

Date Written: February 15, 2018

Abstract

The regime switching rough Heston model has two important features on different time scales. The regime switching is motivated by changes in the long term behaviour. The parameter of the model might change over time due to macro-economic reasons. Therefore we introduce a Markov chain to model the switches in the long term mean of the volatility. The rough behaviour is a more local property and is motivated by the stylized fact that volatility is less regular than a standard Brownian motion. Therefore the driving noise in the model is a fractional Brownian motion. We derive and implement pricing formulae for call and put option and then add some insights into the effects of the rough behaviour and the regime switches to these prices. The techniques are much more involved than for the standard Heston model, since the rough processes do neither have the Markov property nor the semi-martingale property. The regime switches introduce as an additional complexity time inhomegeneity.

Keywords: Rough Browian Motion, Regime Switching, Heston Model, Analytic Pricing Formula, Full and Partial Monte-Carlo-Methods

JEL Classification: G13

Suggested Citation

Alfeus, Mesias and Overbeck, Ludger, Regime Switching Rough Heston Model (February 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3086467 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3086467

Mesias Alfeus (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town (UCT) - African Collaboration for Quantitative Finance and Risk Research ( email )

University of Cape Town
Rondebosch
Cape Town, Western Cape 7700
South Africa

Ludger Overbeck

University of Giessen ( email )

Institut of Mathematics
Giessen, 35394
Germany

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