Statistical Methods in Finance 2017

Dec 16 - 19, 2017


Analysis of some variance based instruments for Ornstein-Uhlenbeck type models

by Indranil SenGupta

In this presentation a couple of variance dependent instruments in the financial market are studied. Firstly, a number of aspects of the variance swap in connection to the Barndorff-Nielsen and Shephard model are studied. A partial integro-differential equation that describes the dynamics of the arbitrage-free price of the variance swap is formulated. Under appropriate assumptions for the first four cumulants of the driving subordinator, a Vecer-type theorem is proved. The bounds of the arbitrage-free variance swap price are also found. Finally, a price-weighted index modulated by market variance is introduced. The large-basket limit dynamics of the price index and the "error term" are derived. Empirical data driven numerical examples are provided in support of the proposed price index.