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# Asset-Liability and Derivative Models

Jonathan Ziveyi1

1 UNSW
Australia
Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School
j.ziveyi@unsw.edu.au

## Module 4 Topic Notes

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Continuous Time Derivative Valuation

Learning Outcome
Apply contingent-claim pricing techniques to value and manage
the risks of embedded options and guarantees.

## How to create a continuous time model based on

Brownian motion

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What to Expect in this Module

## In Module 3, we explored financial modelling in a discrete

time framework.
We saw that some key mathematical ideas were
Martingales
Filtration, conditional expectations
Q measure (vs P measure)
We now focus on how to create a continuous time model
(based on Brownian motion), and explore the concepts
above in a continuous time model.
A continuous time model can often allow much more
modelling flexibility, and in some cases can be numerically
much simpler to apply.
Note that in the following we will focus on the main ideas,
and some results will be shown only heuristically.

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Change of Measure - Binomial model
We firstly stay in a (two step) binomial tree setting, and
explore the relationship between P and Q in a bit more
detail.
With each possible path we can attach a P probability :

## Path (states) P-Probability

1-3-7 p 1 p3 7
1-3-6 p1 (1 p3 ) 6
1-2-5 (1 p1 ) p2 5
1-2-4 (1 p1 ) (1 p2 ) 4
If we were to define another measure Q on this process,
we can set
Path (states) Q-Probability
1-3-7 q 1 q3 7
1-3-6 q1 (1 q3 ) 6
1-2-5 (1 q1 ) q2 5
1-2-4 (1 q1 ) (1 q2 ) 4
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## We can encode the differences between the two measures by

the ratios
j
j
We call (define) this
dQ
Y =
dP
the "Radon Nikodym derivative" of Q with respect to P, up to
time 2.
dQ
Using dP , we can immediately derive Q from P.

## The only concern is if with p or q is zero or one.

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Equivalent Probability Measures

## The probability measure Q is sometimes called an

equivalent martingale measure for the real-world
probability measure P.
Definition: Two measures P and Q are equivalent if:

## Heuristically, this means that the two probability measures

agree on the possible outcomes, but disagree on some (or
all) the individual probabilities.

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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dQ
Expectations and dP

## The Radon Nikodym derivative acts in a very natural way

when we consider expectations. We know that
X
EP [X ] = i xi .
i

So,
X
EQ [X ] = i xi
i
X  
i
= i xi
i
i
 
dQ
= EP X
dP

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Disussion Question

h i
dQ
What is EP dP =?

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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## At the moment we have only defined the Radon Nikodym

derivative as a random variable (on maturity T).
How about a process? Turns out we can do this by defining
(t) to be the Radon-Nikodym (mathematical) derivative
(as a random variable) up to time t.
In fact, there is another representation: (proof not required)
 
dQ
(t) = EP |F(t)
dP

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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## Given P and Q equivalent measures and a time horizon T,

we can define a random variable dQ dP defined on the P
possible paths, taking positive values, such that
 
dQ
EQ [X ] = EP X
dP
for a random variable X known at time T.

We also have
for 0 t T ,
EQ [X |Ft ] = 1 (t) EP [ (T ) X |Ft ]
where  
dQ
(t) = EP |Ft .
dP

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Foundations for Continuous Time Models - Brownian
Motion

## In the discrete time model we split time into n discrete

periods. What happens when we let n become very large?
Example: Arithmetic Random Walk Wn (t):
Consider a binomial process Wn (t) with
1. Wn (0) = 0
2. Layer spacing n1
3. Up and Down jumps equal of size 1n
4. Consider measure P, with probability of up and down jumps
to be 12 .

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Brownian Motion cont...
Let Xi be a series of IID random variables that takes value
1
We have, for i = 1, 2, .., nt:
   
i i 1 X
Wn = Wn + i
n n n

and in particular

Xnt
X
Wn (t) = 0 + i
i=1
n
nt
!
X X
= t i
i=1
nt

## and so when n , the term inside the bracket

approaches a N (0, 1) by the CLT.1
1
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Brownian Motion cont...

Hence
Wn (t) N (0, t)
n

## and in fact this type of relationship is true for ALL

Marginal Distributions
Conditional Distribution (conditional on say Ft )
Formally this process converges to Brownian Motion

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Brownian Motion cont...

Definition
Definition: A stochastic process {W (t) , t 0} is said to be a
P-Brownian motion process if and only if:
1. W (t) is continuous and W (0) = 0;
2. The value of W (t) is distributed, under P, as N (0, t)
3. The increment W (s + t) W (s) is distributed, under P, as
N (0, t), and is independent of Fs

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Brownian Motion cont...

## In fact, Brownian motion is an extremely odd process. For

example:
1. W is continuous, but is differentiable nowhere (with
probability 1)
2. It will hit any and every real value no matter how large or
negative.
3. Once W hits a particular value, it immediately hits it again
infinitely often, and then again from time to time in the
future
4. Scaling doesnt matter - it is a fractal.

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Application for Stock Prices

Brownian motion on its own is not a good choice for modelling stock
prices.
It is missing (amongst others) two important properties that stock
prices tend to have:
Stock Prices tend to increase in the real world (P)
Stock Prices do not become negative

S (t) = eW (t)+t

## may be a good choice. In general we will want processes that are

functions of Brownian motion.

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Methods of Specifying a Stochastic Process

## How can we specify a stochastic process X (t) as a

function of Brownian motion?
Two main methods:
1. Explicit function linking X (t) with W (t) and t.
2. Specify how it changes over time (i.e. its dynamics)

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Stochastic Processes

Definition:
In the Brownian motion framework a stochastic process
X (t) is a continuous process (on t) such that
Z t Z t
X (t) = X (0) + (s) dW (s) + (s) ds
0 0

## where (s) and (s) are (possible random) Fs processes

satisfying certain technical conditions.2 The differential
form can be written as (with X (0) a constant)

## dX (t) = (t) dW (t) + (t) dt

2
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Stochastic Processes cont...

## In the special case when (s) and (s) are simple

deterministic functions of X (s) the equation

## is called a stochastic differential equation for X .

Generally it is easier to specify the SDE for X as opposed
to finding an explicit functional form (ie the solution) of X.

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Discussion

Let X (0) = x
1. What is the solution to

dX (t) = dW (t) + dt

## dX (t) = X (t) dW (t) + X (t) dt

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Stochastic Calculus

## Suppose we have got a deterministic function x (t). Then

we know that if we wanted to know about H (x (t)) then
roughly we know from

dH (x) = H (x) dx

## But what about something like

F (W (t)) = eW (t)

## or something even more complicated like

G (W (t) , t) = eW (t)+t ?

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Key observation
Denote Zi as IID N(0, 1) random variables. Observe that
Z t X n     2
2 ti t(i 1)
(dW (u)) W W
0 n n
i=1
n r !2
X t
2
= (Zi )
n
i=1
n
!
X Z2
i
= t
n
i=1
t
as n .
Hence we have
Z t Z t
(dW (u))2 t = du
0 0
or in other words, a key result we often use in stochastic calculus
is
(d(W (t)))2 dt
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Discussion: Itos lemma - Differentiation Rule with
Stochastic Processes

Given
(dW (t))2 = dt,
discuss why

1
dF (W (t)) = F (W (t)) dW (t) + F (W (t)) dt
2
(Hint: Use Taylor series expansion)
This is known as Itos lemma.

Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Itos Lemma with more General Processes

## and f is a deterministic twice continuously differentiable

function with
Y (t) = f (X (t))
then Y (t) is also a stochastic process, then similar
reasoning (ito) gives

## d(f (X (t))) = dY (t)

f 1 2f
= dX (t) + (dX (t))2
x 2 x 2

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Itos Lemma cont...

On substitution, we have

## dY (t) = (X (t)) f (X (t)) dW (t)

 
1
+ (X (t)) f (X (t)) + 2 (X (t)) f (X (t)) dt
2

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Example: Finding the SDE Satisfied by a Process
(with closed form solution)
Suppose, for S(0) = 1, we have
S (t) = eW (t)+t
We can use Ito to help us find dS(t). Let
X (t) = W (t) + t
then we have
S (t) = eX (t) = f (X (t)) .
Hence
f (X (t)) = f (X (t))
= f (x (t))
= eX (t)
= S (t)
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Example cont...

Simplifying yields

f 1 2f
dS (t) = dX (t) + (dX (t))2
x  2 x 2  
1 2
= S(t) dW (t) + + dt
2

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Finding a Closed Form Solution of a Process from its
SDE

## In normal calculus, differentiation is often easier then

integration.
The same applies for Ito integration.
In general it is very hard to solve for an explicit form, and
we often dont.
In other cases we rely on educated guesses
Luckily, (provided certain technical conditions are
satisfied), knowing the dynamics of a process is often
sufficient for applications.

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Example: Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM)

## dS (t) = S (t) {dt + dW (t)}

with S(0) = s?

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Summary of Pricing Steps - Binomial Tree Model

S(t)
1. Identify a measure Q such that Z (), with Z (t) = B(t) , is a
Q martingale.
2. Observe that both Z () and Y (), with
 
X
Y (t) = EQ |F(t)
B(T )

are Q martingales.
By the martingale representation theorem, we know that
there is a previsible process () such that
t
X
Y (t) = Y (0) + (k ) (Z (k ) Z (k 1))
k =1

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Summary of Pricing Steps cont...

## 3. From this (t) process we can consider a trading strategy

of holding
(t + 1) of the stock S(t)
(t + 1) = Y (t) (t + 1)B(t)1 S(t) units of the bond B(t)
4. This strategy had that interesting result that, no matter
what the real world probability measure P is,
 
It cost (1)S(0) + (1)B(0) = EQ B(T )1 X at the start.
It is self financing
At maturity T, (T )S(T ) + (T )B(T ) = X
5. Hence if there ishno arbitrage
i the price of the derivative
X
must just be EQ B(T ) at time 0.

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Reflection

## Following on from the previous slides, the mathematical

tools we still need to investigate in continuous time are
Martingales
Change of Measure
Martingale representation theorem
Remark - As in the previous sections a lot of the
theorems/results are subject to various technical
conditions. We will not focus on these technical conditions
here - we will instead focus on the main insights. However
when applying these in practice it is always recommended
that the precise mathematical details be checked e.g. by
reference to the text.

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Martingales in continuous time

## A stochastic Process M () is a martingale with respect to a

measure Q and filtration F if 3

## EQ [M (t) |Fs ] = M (s) , s t.

3
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Examples of Martingales

## 1. A constant process c is a martingale with respect to any

measure
2. A P Brownian motion W () is a P martingale
3. A Q Brownian motion WQ ()is a Q martingale
4. A P conditional expectation is always a P martingale
5. A Q conditional expectation is always a Q martingale
6. Let W () be a P-Brownian motion. Consider a process X ()
with
X (t) = W (t) + t
for some constant . When is this a P martingale?

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Examples cont...
7 The process M() with
Z t
M(t) = (s)dW (s)
0

## is a P martingale subject to technical conditions - For

example if () is bounded, pre-visible.
8 Show that the process X (), with
1 2t
X (t) = X (0)eW (t) 2

## (where is a constant) is a P martingale.

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Change of Measure - the Continuous Radon-Nikodym
Derivative

## Consider a time horizon of T . In the binomial tree setting

we observed that to change from P to Q we can apply the

dQ
dP
This can be interpreted as the ratio of the probabilities
between Q and P on each possible path of outcomes.
For any event A, we have the following relationship
 
dQ
Q(A) = EP 1A
dP

## where 1A represents the indicator function for the event A.

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Change of Measure - cont...
In continuous time, heuristically we can also consider the
(continuous) Radon-Nikodym derivative as the ratios of the
probabilities.
Heuristically, for a path , consider discrete time points
{t1 , t2 , .., tn 1, tn }, with tn = T , and a P Brownian motion
with corresponding path {x1 , .., xn }, the density (on these
time points) are represented by

## fPn (x1 , .., xn )

We can consider
dQ f n (x1 , .., xn )
() = limn Qn
dP fP (x1 , .., xn )

## Key idea (even for more complicated models) - focus on

what happens to the W () process on the change from P to
Q.
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Change of Measure - Simple Case

## Suppose that W (t) is a P Brownian motion. Define a

process Y () with
1 2t
Y (t) = eW (t) 2

where is a constant.
We can define an arbitrary measure Q (note: this is a
generic result at this stage, and not necessary the Q we
want for financial modelling) by

Q [A] = EP [Y (T ) 1A ]

## where A is some event.

(Exercise - show that indeed the EP [Y (T )] = 1)

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Discussion - cont...
Recall that the moment generating function of a normally
distributed (under say measure P) random variable X with
mean and variance 2 can be represented by
h i 1 2 2
EP eX = e+ 2

## Task: Using Y () from the previous slide, find the

distribution of W (T ) under both P and Q.
A more general but similar result applies for the process
W ().

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Change of Measure: Cameron-Martin-Girsanov
Theorem

## More generally, if W () is a P Brownian motion, and a

pre-visible process (), then there exist4 a measure Q
such that
1. Q is equivalent to P
2.
dQ RT 1
RT 2
= e 0 (t)dW (t) 2 0 (t)dt
dP
3. Z t
WQ (t) = W (t) + (s) ds
0

is a Q Brownian motion.

4
subject to technical conditions - e.g. if () was bounded, or even
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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Discussion Example

## Consider the process X () with

X (t) = W (t) + t

## what happens (e.g. distribution and process dynamics of

X () when we change measure to Q, using

dQ Rt Rt 2
= e 0
dW (s) 21 0 ( ) ds
?
dP

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Discussion Example

## dX (t) = X (t) (dW (t) + dt)

and
dX (t) = X (t) (dWQ (t) + dt) .

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Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing

## In the Binomial model we found that there was a Q

measure that we can use to price derivatives.
A feature of Q was that discounted stock prices are Q
martingales.
This will end up to be a defining feature of Q, and is called
the Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing.
Subject to technical conditions, this important Theorem
says that there is no arbitrage if and only if there is an
equivalent measure Q such that discounted asset prices
(discounted by the risk free rate) are Q martingales.

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion
Based Model

## Suppose that M () is a Q martingale process with volatility

() non zero. Then if N () is any other Q martingale, then
there exists an pre-visible process5 () such that we have
the representation
Z t
N (t) = N (0) + (s) dM (s)
0

## (Proof not required - just use the result)

5
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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Replicating Portfolios - Trading Strategies (1)

## We now have the mathematical tools we need. In

anticipation of the martingale approach to financial
modelling, we are interested in a trading strategy
((), ()).
The strategy has associated portfolio value

## V (t) = (t) S (t) + (t) B (t)

.
What properties do we want them to have?

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Replicating Portfolios - cont...

(1) Previsible
( () , ()) should be previsible - to remove insider
Note that previsibility in continuous time means that (t) is
known at time t - this is different in notation to the discrete
time case.

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Replicating Portfolios - cont...

## (2) Self Financing

This ensures that no additional cash in/out flows are
required.
In discrete time, we found that our self financing portfolio
satisfies

## Note that this is not automatic - since () , () are in

general random processes!

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Replicating Portfolios - cont...

## (3) Replicating Strategy

We want to make use a strategy and associated portfolio to
replicate a contingent claim.
A replicating strategy for X is a self financing portfolio such
that6
V (T ) = (T ) S (T ) + (T ) B (T ) = X

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Example

## Consider the simple model of S (t) = W (t) , B (t) = 1. Are

the following self financing?
(1) (t) = (t) = 1
(2) (t) = 2W (t) , (t) = t W 2 (t)

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model

S(t)
1. Identify a measure Q such that Z (), with Z (t) = B(t) , is a
Q martingale.
2. Observe that both Z () and Y (), with
h i
Y (t) = EQ B(T )1 X |Ft

are Q martingales.
By the martingale representation theorem, we know that
there is a pre-visible process () such that
Z t
Y (t) = Y (0) + (s)dZ (s)
0

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Pricing Steps cont...

## 3. From this () process we can consider a trading strategy

of holding
(t) of the stock S(t)
(t) = Y (t) (t)B(t)1 S(t) units of the bond B(t)
4. This strategy had that interesting result that, no matter
what the real world probability measure P is,
 
It cost (0)S(0) + (0)B(0) = EQ B(T )1 X at the start.
It is self financing
At maturity T, (T )S(T ) + (T )B(T ) = X
5. Hence if there isno arbitrage
 the price of the derivative
must just be EQ B(T )1 X at time 0.

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Black-Scholes Model

## The Black Scholes model assumes that

dB (t) = rB (t) dt
dS (t) = S (t) dt + S (t) dW (t)

## where the parameters and starting values B(0) = 1, S(0) = s

are constants.
(Assume for the moment that there are no dividends payable)
The stock price SDE has solution
1 2
S(t) = S(0)e( 2 )t+W (t)

## which is also known as a Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM).

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Step 1 - Finding the Q Measure and Dynamics

## Given the pricing steps, we see that we will wish to identify

the dynamics of the stock prices process under the Q
measure
By the Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing this Q
measure has the property that discounted stock prices are
Q martingales7 .

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Revision Example

## dZ (t) = ( r ) Z (t) dt + Z (t) dW (t)

 
r
= Z (t) dW (t) + dt

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Example cont...
By the CMG theorem, heuristically, we known that under
an equivalent measure Q we have a Q Brownian motion
WQ (), where

## dWQ (t) = dW (t) + (t)dt

hence
   
r
dZ (t) = Z (t) dWQ (t) + (t) dt .

But to be a Q martingale, we need

## dZ (t) = Z (t)dWQ (t)

and hence we need for all t
r
(t) =

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Discussion Example

## What are the dynamics of the stock price process under

Q?

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Step 2 - Martingale Representation

Form  
1
Y (t) = EQ X |Ft
B (T )
We have 2 Q martingales Z () and Y (), so we know there
exists (t) such that

## dY (t) = (t) dZ (t)

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Steps 3,4 - Self Financing, Replicating strategies

## Construction strategy is to hold

(t) of the stock S (t)
(t) = Y (t) (t) Z (t) of the bond
To check that this is a replicating portfolio. Notice that

## V (t) = (t) S (t) + (t) B (t)

 
S (t)
= (t) S (t) + Y (t) (t) B(t)
B (t)
= Y (t) B (t) .

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Steps 3,4 cont...

## dV (t) = d (Y (t) B (t))

= B (t) dY (t) + Y (t) dB (t)

## Y (t) = (t) Z (t) + (t)

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Steps 3,4 cont...

Hence

## dV (t) = B (t) dY (t) + Y (t) dB (t)

= B (t) (t) dZ (t) + ( (t) Z (t) + (t)) dB (t)
= (t) (B (t) dZ (t) + Z (t) dB (t)) + (t) dB (t)
= (t) d(Z (t) B (t)) + (t) dB (t)
= (t) dS (t) + (t) dB (t)

## which shows that this strategy is self financing.

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Steps 3,4 cont...

On maturity T we have

V (T ) = Y (T ) B (T )
 
1
= EQ X |FT B (T )
B (T )
= X

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Step 5

## So for there to be no arbitrage in the model, the price of

our contingent claim at time t MUST be

V (t) = Y (t)B(t)
 
1
= EQ X |Ft B (t)
B (T )
h i
= EQ er (T t) X |Ft

## the Q discounted expectation!

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Derivative Valuation in the Black Scholes model

## Consider the Black-Scholes model. The price of a

derivative is
 
V (0) = erT EQ (S (T ) K )+

## Take for example a call option. How do we calculate this?

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Distribution of S(T)

## From earlier slides we know that the dynamics of S under

Q is:
dS(t) = rS(t)dt + S(t)dWQ (t)
and hence
1 2 )t+W
S(t) = S(0)e(r 2 Q (t)

## What is the distribution of S(T ) under Q?

This implies that S (T ) is lognormal with parameters
   
1
ln S (0) + r 2 T , 2 T
2

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Discussion Example: Black Scholes Formula (1)

## We can represent the price of a call as

 
erT EQ (S (T ) K )+
   
= erT EQ S (T ) 1S(T )>K KerT EQ 1S(T )>K

Find:  
KerT EQ 1S(T )>K =?

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Black-Scholes Formula (2)
 
To calculate erT EQ S (T ) 1S(T )>K we can complete the
square. Denoting
 
1 2 2
H = ln (S (T ) /S (0)) N rT T , T
2

we have:
h i Z
EQ S (T ) 1S(T )>K = (S (0) exp {z})
z=ln K
S(0)
  2
z rT 21 2 T

1 1

exp dz

2 T 2 2
T

1
Z
rT
= S (0) e
z=ln K 2 T 2
S(0)
  2
z rT + 12 2 T

1

exp dz

2 T

 
ln (S (0) /K ) + r + 12 2 (T )

rT
= S (0) e
T

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Black-Scholes Formula

## We have just derived the Black Scholes call option formula.

At time t, the value of the option V (S (t) , t) is

## V (S (t) , t) = S (t) (d1 ) Ker (T t) (d2 )


ln (S (t) /K ) + r + 21 2 (T t)
d1 =
T t

d2 = d1 T t

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Price Dependence

## Looking at the Black Scholes formula immediately tells us

something about how option prices depend on parameters:
1. : Do not need this at all!
2. S (t): As S (t) increases to much greater than K the
optionality disappears. As S (t) falls to zero the option is
also worth very little.
3. (T t): As this decreases, the variability of the stock
prices from t to T becomes smaller and smaller, and the
option gets closer and closer to the intrinsic value.
4. : The more volatile the stock, the more the option is
worth. At the extreme, if is very small, the option will
behave like a riskless bond. At the other extreme, it will
behave like the stock.

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Discussion: Valuation of other options
There are many other options that
investors/speculators/hedgers (etc) are interested in. Some
examples include
Barrier Options (Knock in)
Barrier Options (Knock out)
Lookback Options
Asian Options
Chooser Options
How would one value the above options under the
Black-Scholes model?

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Plan
Topic: Continuous Time Derivative Valuation
Measure Theory
Equivalent Measures
Stochastic Processes
Stochastic Calculus
Itos Lemma for processes
Martingales
Change of Measure Cameron-Martin-Girsanov Theorem
Change of Measure and Processes
Martingale Representation Theorem: Brownian Motion Based Model
Replicating Portfolios - Construction Strategies
Pricing Steps: Continuous Time Model
Black-Scholes Model
Arbitrage Pricing
Price Dependence
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Risk Management and Hedging of Options

## We have seen the important fact that pricing is just

discounted Q expectation.
But we may also be interested in risk management of the
option position. (e.g. how to hedge the option position)
In particular we know that the replicating portfolio consists
of (t) stocks and (t) bonds.
But what is (t)?
In the binomial model we have a formula for (t).

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Representation of (t)

## Theorem: Terminal Value Pricing

If the contingent claim has payoff X = f (S (T )) then the
value is

V (s, t) = er (T t) EQ [f (S (T )) |S (t) = s]

## and the Trading Strategy is

V (s, t)
(t) =
s
ie just the mathematical derivative of the price with respect
to the stock price.

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Extension: Models with Dividends
So far we have assumed that no dividends are payable on
the stocks.
How does dividends affect the option prices?

## Remember: Option price = Price of Replicating Portfolio

So need to account for the fact that if you hold 1 unit of the
stock from time 0 to time t, you will also be getting the
dividend that are paid during that time.

## For options on say indices, a continuous dividend is often a

good approximation ie the dividend payment at each small
instance of time can be modelled as

S (t) dt

## where is the dividend rate.

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Extension: Models with Dividends cont...
How do we do arbitrage pricing? Consider the stock prices
e (t). In other
with dividends reinvested in the stocks, S
words:
At any small time dt, S (t) dt is paid out.
With this cash we buy dt units of the stock.
Modelling S as GMB, we have

S

## The Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing in this setting

e (t) is a
says that we can use a Q measure such that ert S
martingale and price all our derivatives by
h i
EQ erT X

## and so all we need to do now is to find the dynamics of

S (t) under Q.
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Derivative Valuation under Alternate Models

## There have been a number of alternatives/extensions to

the Black Scholes model.
For example
Constant Elasticity of Variance model
Black-Scholes model with multiple stocks
The framework we have looked at is still applicable.
Key requirement is that we are able to form self-financing
replicating strategies
Question: What would you expect to find the price of an option
under these alternative models?

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Numerical Techniques: Simulation

## In general it may be hard to derive a closed form formula to

calculate
erT EQ [X ]
but being expressed as an expectation means that an
obvious numerical technique is simulation.

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Numerical Techniques for American Options
Remember that an American option can be thought of as
its European counterpart, but with the right to exercise it
immediately.

## Q When would we want to exercise it immediately?

A: Intuitively, it only makes sense if the cash we get by
exercising it today is more than the value of holding the
option.

## To calculate American options we will often use the

Binomial Tree (viewed as an approximation to the
continuous time model).

## Example : Consider the 2 step binomial tree with

= 0.2, er = 1.1. What is the price of an American Put
with Strike \$10.5? The current share price is \$10 and no
dividends are payable.
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