Potential Future Exposure of Target Redemption Forwards
Wilmott Magazine, September 2023, 88-93
14 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2022 Last revised: 20 Sep 2023
Date Written: November 1, 2022
We calculate the PFE of TARFs using both a smile aware Heston model and a smile unaware Garman-Kohlhagen (GK) model. Results show that the FX Heston model tends to produce significantly different PFEs than the GK model, highlighting the importance for a dealer’s global simulation model to accurately capture 1) the distribution of the underlying spot rate, and 2) the joint distribution of the underlying and its implied volatility surface.
Keywords: PFE, FX Heston, Garman-Kohlhagen, Monte Carlo, FX Option, TARF, TARN
JEL Classification: C60
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