We obtain an explicit expression for the price of a vulnerable claim written on a stock whose predefault dynamics follows a Lévy-driven SDE. The stock jumps to zero at default with a hazard rate given by a negative power of the stock price. We recover the characteristic function of the terminal log price as the solution of an infinite-dimensional system of complex-valued first-order ordinary differential equations. We provide an explicit eigenfunction expansion representation of the characteristic function in a suitably chosen Banach space and use it to price defaultable bonds and stock options. We present numerical results to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the method.

Pricing vulnerable claims in a Lévy-driven model

Pagliarani Stefano;
2014

Abstract

We obtain an explicit expression for the price of a vulnerable claim written on a stock whose predefault dynamics follows a Lévy-driven SDE. The stock jumps to zero at default with a hazard rate given by a negative power of the stock price. We recover the characteristic function of the terminal log price as the solution of an infinite-dimensional system of complex-valued first-order ordinary differential equations. We provide an explicit eigenfunction expansion representation of the characteristic function in a suitably chosen Banach space and use it to price defaultable bonds and stock options. We present numerical results to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the method.
Capponi Agostino; Pagliarani Stefano; Vargiolu Tiziano
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