Dilip Madan Seminar

November 8, 2012, Institute of Banking, Dublin,
Speaker(s) Dilip Madan (University of Maryland)

Static and discrete time pricing operators for two price economies are reviewed and then generalized to the continuous time setting of an underlying Hunt process. The continuous time operators define nonlinear partial integro-differential equations that are solved numerically for the three valuations of bid, ask and expectation. The operators employ concave distortions by inducing a probability into the infinitesimal generator of a Hunt process. This probability is then distorted. Two nonlinear operators based on different approaches to truncating small jumps are developed and termed QV for quadratic variation and NL for normalized Lévy. Examples illustrate the resulting valuations. A sample book of derivatives on a single underlier is employed to display the gap between the bid and ask values for the book and the sum of comparable values for the components of the book.



Venue Details

The event will take place at the Institute of Bankers, inside the Citi Building on North Wall Quay. Click here for directions. Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be available after the talk.