A Control Variate Method for Monte Carlo Simulations of Heath-Jarrow-Morton Models with Jumps

Quantitative Finance Research Centre Research Paper Number No. 167

33 Pages Posted: 2 May 2006

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Carl Chiarella

University of Technology, Sydney - UTS Business School, Finance Discipline Group

Christina Sklibosios Nikitopoulos

University of Technology Sydney - Business School; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Erik Schlögl

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Quantitative Finance Research Centre; University of Cape Town (UCT) - The African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management; Faculty of Science, Department of Statistics, University of Johannesburg; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: September 2005

Abstract

This paper examines the pricing of interest rate derivatives when the interest rate dynamics experience infrequent jump shocks modelled as a Poisson process and within the Markovian HJM framework developed in Chiarella & Nikitopoulos (2003). Closed form solutions for the price of a bond option under deterministic volatility specifications are derived and a control variate numerical method is developed under a more general state dependent volatility structure, a case in which closed form solutions are generally not possible. In doing so, we provide a novel perspective on the control variate methods by going outside a given complex model to a simpler more tractable setting to provide the control variates.

Keywords: HJM model, jump process, bond option prices, control variate, Monte Carlo simulations

JEL Classification: E43, G33, G13

Suggested Citation

Chiarella, Carl and Sklibosios Nikitopoulos, Christina and Schloegl, Erik, A Control Variate Method for Monte Carlo Simulations of Heath-Jarrow-Morton Models with Jumps (September 2005). Quantitative Finance Research Centre Research Paper Number No. 167, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=893085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.893085

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Erik Schloegl

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Queensland
Australia

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