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Multivariate Smiling: Wilmott Magazine Article
Peter Leoni & Wim Schoutens 575 Views

The paper presents an application of the Variance-Gamma distribution to price multivariate derivatives. The paper focuses on the practical implementation of the model in a multivariate setting. Several calibration procedures are discussed and applied to examples. In particular, we focus on the pricing differences for several exotic structures between the MultiVariate Variance-Gamma Model and the MultiVariate Black-Scholes Flat Volatility Model.
xVA - Coping with the Tsunami of Compute Load
Jorg Lotze and Hicham Lahlou

 

This article gives an overview of the different xVA adjustments, such as CVA, DVA, and FVA, shows how they are typically computed, and outlines where the computational complexities lie. We give recommendations on how to achieve high performance, portability, and scalability for centralised in-house xVA implementations. We show how, by careful software design, we can easily harness, not only the power of multi-core CPUs, but also accelerator co-processors such as graphic processing units (GPUs) and the Intel Xeon Phi.


Close Form Pricing of Plain and Partial Outside Double Barrier Options: Wilmott Magazine Article
Pradipto Banerjee 2129 Views

Outside Double Barrier Options are two-asset options where the payoff is defined on one asset and the barrier is defined on another asset. This paper gives the formulas for Outside Double Barrier Options where the barrier is either plain or partially monitored at the front, rear and middle. Since the corresponding Outside Single Barrier Options prices can be written down by taking the corresponding upper (lower) barrier to infinity (zero), the formulas in this paper can be also used as a reference for Outside Single Barrier Options. Crude approximations for the discretely observed barrier cases are also discussed.

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