Derivative pricing based on local utility maximization

Jan Kallsen
2002 Finance and Stochastics  
This paper discusses a new approach to contingent claim valuation in general incomplete market models. We determine the neutral derivative price which occurs if investors maximize their local utility and if derivative demand and supply are balanced. We also introduce the sensitivity process of a contingent claim. This process quantifies the reliability of the neutral derivative price and it can be used to construct price bounds. Moreover, it allows to calibrate market models in order to be
more » ... stent with initially observed derivative quotations.
doi:10.1007/s780-002-8403-x fatcat:axq7y64qorawjnyuianugdeehu