Hedging Barrier Options: Current Methods and Alternatives

Dupont, Dominique Y. (September 2001) Hedging Barrier Options: Current Methods and Alternatives. Former Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Economics Series 103


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Abstract: This paper applies to the static hedge of barrier options a technique, mean-square hedging, designed to minimize the size of the hedging error when perfect replication is not possible. It introduces an extension of this technique which preserves the computational efficiency of mean-square hedging while being consistent with any prior pricing model or with any linear constraint on the hedging residual. This improves on current static hedging methods, which aim at exactly replicating barrier options and rely on strong assumptions on the availability of traded options with certain strikes or maturities, or on the distribution of the underlying asset.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Barrier options' 'Static hedging' 'Mean-square hedging'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): G12, G13, C63
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 16:18
ISBN: 1605-7996
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1366

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