The α-hypergeometric stochastic volatility model

Da Fonseca, JC
Martini, C
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The New Zealand Econometrics Study Group (NZESG)

The aim of this work is to introduce a new stochastic volatility model for equity derivatives. To overcome some of the well-known problems of the Heston model, and more generally of the a ffine models, we defi ne a new specifi cation for the dynamics of the stock and its volatility. Within this framework we develop all the key elements to perform the pricing of vanilla European options as well as of volatility derivatives. We clarify the conditions under which the stock price is a martingale and illustrate how the model can be implemented.

Equity stochastic volatility Models , Volatility derivatives , European option pricing
New Zealand Econometric Study Group held at Hamilton, New Zealand, University of Waikato, 2014-02-20 to 2014-02-21
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