By David Nicolay
Stochastic prompt volatility versions akin to Heston, SABR or SV-LMM have more often than not been constructed to regulate the form and joint dynamics of the implied volatility floor. In precept, they're well matched for pricing and hedging vanilla and unique thoughts, for relative worth recommendations or for threat administration. In perform despite the fact that, so much SV versions lack a closed shape valuation for eu concepts. This booklet provides the lately built Asymptotic Chaos Expansions technique (ACE) which addresses that factor. certainly its primary set of rules presents, for any average SV version, the natural asymptotes at any order for either the static and dynamic maps of the implied volatility floor. moreover, ACE is programmable and will supplement different approximation equipment. therefore it permits a scientific method of designing, parameterising, calibrating and exploiting SV types, in general for Vega hedging or American Monte-Carlo.
Asymptotic Chaos Expansions in Finance illustrates the ACE strategy for unmarried underlyings (such as a inventory expense or FX rate), baskets (indexes, spreads) and time period constitution types (especially SV-HJM and SV-LMM). It additionally establishes basic hyperlinks among the Wiener chaos of the immediate volatility and the small-time asymptotic constitution of the stochastic implied volatility framework. it truly is addressed essentially to monetary arithmetic researchers and graduate scholars, drawn to stochastic volatility, asymptotics or industry types. additionally, because it includes many self-contained approximation effects, it is going to be worthy to practitioners modelling the form of the smile and its evolution.
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In that field should be mentioned at least [87–89] and the review . To be used in practice, however, these results often require that the characteristic or moment generating function of the underlying’s marginals be known. Hence they mainly concern affine processes, which explains why a significant part of that literature is focused on Heston’s model and its descendance. Similarly, there is an interest in studying the extreme maturity or long term (LT) behaviour of implied volatility (IV). Considering an underlying process with meanreverting stochastic volatility,  and  characterise in closed-form the LT Lognormal IV.
We then discuss the financial attractiveness of this simultaneous “time and strike” slide. The general concept and the use of relative variables are certainly not new. In the rates environment for instance, it is common practice to denote a Libor rate either with fixed maturity or with fixed accrual6 : each notation has its specific pros and cons (see  or , among others). In an option framework, sliding strikes are also frequently used in order to account for “stickiness”: certain smiles are “strike sticky” while most are “Delta sticky”.
Indeed, even under a Black-Scholes model, if the short rate is made stochastic then pricing a Call of maturity T2 usually entices us to use the forward measure QT2 and the associated Zero Coupon Bt (T2 ) as numeraire. Should we be only interested in that single expiry, then the problem could be treated in the multidimensional setup mentioned above. But then for T1 < T2 the considered payoff + would be BT1 (T2 ) XT1 /BT1 (T2 ) − K , which is not a liquid product. Therefore the setup would lose its consistency and its financial appeal.
Asymptotic Chaos Expansions in Finance: Theory and Practice by David Nicolay