Analytical Solvability and Exact Simulation in Models with Affine Stochastic Volatility and Levy Jumps
46 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2022 Last revised: 9 Nov 2022
Date Written: October 12, 2022
In this paper, we investigate the analytical solvability of models with affine stochastic volatility and Levy jumps by deriving a unified formula for the conditional moment generating function of the log-asset price and showing the condition under which this new formula is explicit. The results lay a foundation for a range of valuation, calibration, and econometric problems. We then combine our theoretical results, the Hilbert transform method, various interpolation techniques, with the dimension reduction technique to propose unified simulation schemes for solvable models with affine stochastic volatility and Levy jumps. In contrast to traditional exact simulation methods, our approach is applicable to a broad class of models, maintains good accuracy, and enables efficient pricing of discretely monitored path-dependent derivatives. We analyze various sources of errors arising from the simulation approach and present error bounds. Finally, extensive numerical results demonstrate that our method is highly accurate, efficient, simple to implement, and widely applicable.
Keywords: analytical solvability, exact simulation, stochastic volatility, Levy jumps, Hilbert transform method, interpolation, path-dependent derivatives
JEL Classification: C
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