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Calculating sensitivities in the SABR/LIBOR market model for European swaptions
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Beräkna känsligheter under SABR/LIBOR modellen för Europeiska swaptioner (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This article presents a new approach for calculating sensitivities of European swaptions. The sensitivities are found by applying an adjoint method to a stochastic volatility model, namely the SABR/LIBOR market model. This market model predicts the volatility smile and follows the market fluctuations more accurately than earlier used deterministic volatility market models for complex derivatives. The new adjoint method involves not only sensitivity calculations, it also presents a way of estimating the time discretization error using an a posteriori approach. The error calculation is described in this document but not investigated further.

The first step in order to calculate the sensitivities is to calibrate the SABR/LIBOR market model to some market data. In our calculations we used data from June 15 2011 with 6 month intervals between the maturity times. When this calibration is complete all of the parameters in the SABR/LIBOR market model are specified and we can continue with the sensitivity calculations using the new adjoint method. The results from these calculations show that the method is a good choice for estimating sensitivities if we consider a complex financial derivative like the European swaption. The method is quite computational so we recommend that it is only used on a small number of securities with respect to a large number of parameters. The method provides more market-driven price and sensitivity estimations than earlier used methods and can benefit hedging of portfolios.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
Swaptions, market model, SABR, LIBOR, SABR/LIBOR, Sensitivities, Greeks, Vega, Vomma, Volatility smile
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Other Mathematics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51620OAI: diva2:485785
Subject / course
Examensarbete i teknisk fysik
Educational program
Civilingenjörsprogrammet i teknisk fysik
2012-01-13, 14:00 (Swedish)
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2012-01-30Bibliographically approved

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