KTH Matematik  

Matematisk Statistik

Tid: 25 januari 2012 kl 11.15-12.00. (Observera dagen och tiden)

Seminarierummet 3721, Institutionen för matematik, KTH, Lindstedts väg 25, plan 7. Karta!

Föredragshållare: Henrik Teneberg

Titel: Pricing Contingent Convertibles using an Equity Derivatives Jump Diffusion Approach (Examensarbete - Master thesis)

Abstract This paper familiarizes the reader with contingent convertibles and their role in the current financial landscape. A contingent convertible is a security behaving like a bond in normal times, but that converts into equity or is written down in times of turbulence. The paper presents a few existing pricing approaches and introduces an extension to one of these, the equity derivatives approach, by letting the underlying asset follow a jump-diffusion process instead of a standard Geometrical Brownian Motion. The extension requires sophisticated computational techniques in order for the pricing to stay within reasonable time frames. Since market data is sparse and incomplete in this area, the validation of the model is not performed quantitatively, but instead supported by qualitative arguments.

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