Category Rapports

Déc
2009

Variance Optimal Hedging for Continuous Time Processes with Independent Increments and Applications

Stéphane Goutte, Nadia Oudjane, Francesco Russo For a large class of vanilla contingent claims, we establish an explicit Föllmer-Schweizer decomposition when the underlying is a process with independent increments (PII) and an exponential of a PII process. This allows to provide an efficient algorithm for solving the mean variance hedging problem. Applications to models derived …

Nov
2009

An Arbitrage-Free Interest Rate Model Consistent with Economic Constraints for Long-Term Asset Liability Management

René Aïd, Olivier Féron, Nizar Touzi, Christine Vialas This paper proposes an Heath-Jarrow-Morton model of the yield curve that can fit the particular requirements of long-term asset and liability management (ALM). In particular, the proposed HJM model can reproduce expected long-term statistical properties of any two interest rates, while still satisfying the no-arbitrage constraints. We …

Nov
2009

A Probabilistic Numerical Method for Fully Nonlinear Parabolic PDEs

Arash Fahim, Nizar Touzi, Xavier Warin We consider the probabilistic numerical scheme for fully nonlinear PDEs suggested in [10], and show that it can be introduced naturally as a combination of Monte Carlo and finite differences scheme without appealing to the theory of backward stochastic differential equations. Our first main result provides the convergence of …

Nov
2009

Comonotonic Measures of Multivariate Risks

Ivar Ekeland, Alfred Galichon, Marc Henri We propose a multivariate extension of a well-known characterization by S. Kusuoka of regular and coherent risk measures as maximal correlation functionals. This involves an extension of the notion of comonotonicity to random vectors through generalized quantile functions. Moreover, we propose to replace the current law invari- ance, subadditivity …

Oct
2009

Market Design for Emission Trading Schemes

René Carmona, Max Fehr, Juri Hinz, Arnaud Porchet This paper is concerned with the mathematical analysis of emissions markets. We review the existing quantitative analyses on the subject and introduce some of the mathematical challenges posed by the implementation of the new phase of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme as well as the cap-and-trade …

Sep
2009

L2 Density Estimation Under Constraints

Christian Musso, Nadia Oudjane This paper presents a general methodology to estimate a probability density under linear constraints (on the support, bounded moments or quantiles,. . . ). The proposed approximation is the projection of the free density estimation on the set of the probability densities satisfying the constraints. In some cases, the solution of …

Juin
2009

A Structural Risk-Neutral Model of Electricity Prices

René Aïd, Luciano Campi, Adrien Nguyen Huu, Nizar Touzi The objective of this paper is to present a model for electricity spot prices and the corresponding forward contracts, which relies on the underlying market of fuels, thus avoiding the electricity non-storability restriction. The structural aspect of our model comes from the fact that the electricity …

Fév
2009

Hedging and Vertical Integration in Electricity Markets

René Aïd, Gilles Chemla, Arnaud Porchet, Nizar Touzi This paper analyzes the interactions between vertical integration and (wholesale) spot, forward and retail markets in risk management. We develop an equilibrium model that fits electricity markets well. We point out that vertical integration and forward hedging are two separate levers for demand and spot price risk …

Déc
2008

Generation Capacity Expansion Under Long-Term Uncertainties in the Us Electric Market

Alexandre Klein, Julian Bouchard, Sabine Goutier In this paper, we deal with generation capacity expansion under long-term uncertainties regarding fuel prices and CO2 emissions regulation. We present a model based on stochastic dynamic programming which gives optimal generation investment planning for perfectly competitive power markets. It is applied to the US continuous electricity market with …

Déc
2008

Long-Term Risk Management for Utility Companies: the Next Challenges

René Aïd Since the energy markets liberalisation at the beginning of the 1990s in Europe, electricity monopolies have gone through a profound evolution process. From an industrial organisation point of view, they lost their monopoly on their historical business, but gained the capacity to develop in any sector. Companies went public and had to upgrade …

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