This paper provides a discrete-time approach for evaluating financial and actuarial products characterized by path-dependent features in a regime-switching risk model. In each regime, a binomial discretization of the asset value is obtained by modifying the parameters used to generate the lattice in the highest-volatility regime, thus allowing a simultaneous asset description in all the regimes. The path-dependent feature is treated by computing representative values of the path-dependent function on a fixed number of effective trajectories reaching each lattice node. The prices of the analyzed products are calculated as the expected values of their payoffs registered over the lattice branches, invoking a quadratic interpolation technique if the regime changes, and capturing the switches among regimes by using a transition probability matrix. Some numerical applications are provided to support the model that is also useful to accurately capture the market risk concerning path-dependent financial and actuarial instruments.

A discrete-time approach to evaluate path-dependent derivatives under a regime-switching risk model

EMILIO RUSSO
2020

Abstract

This paper provides a discrete-time approach for evaluating financial and actuarial products characterized by path-dependent features in a regime-switching risk model. In each regime, a binomial discretization of the asset value is obtained by modifying the parameters used to generate the lattice in the highest-volatility regime, thus allowing a simultaneous asset description in all the regimes. The path-dependent feature is treated by computing representative values of the path-dependent function on a fixed number of effective trajectories reaching each lattice node. The prices of the analyzed products are calculated as the expected values of their payoffs registered over the lattice branches, invoking a quadratic interpolation technique if the regime changes, and capturing the switches among regimes by using a transition probability matrix. Some numerical applications are provided to support the model that is also useful to accurately capture the market risk concerning path-dependent financial and actuarial instruments.
regime-switching risk, market risk, path-dependent derivatives, insurance policies, binomial lattice, discrete-time models
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