Work detail

Warrant as an “option for retail investors“

Author: Mgr. Petr Gapko
Year: 2006 - summer
Leaders: prof. Ing. Oldřich Dědek CSc.
Work type: Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
Language: Czech
Pages: 81
Awards and prizes: M.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good masters diploma thesis.
Abstract: In the last two decades a special market with option contracts specialized for retail investors has developed in Europe. Warrant had become the right option contract with corresponding attributes. Our work tries to describe warrant as a security traded on stock exchanges from different views. Substantial part of this work is pointed at possibilities and ways of warrant pricing. A useful innovation is the usage of pricing models based on alternative distributions. In our work, we use class of generalized hyperbolic distributions, which demonstrates good empirical performance in describing stock returns. The problem is that this class of distributions is mathematically rather more demanding but after handling these mathematical difficulties there is a new way opening for describing performance of stock behavior. Pricing is in this work shown on warrants with a ČEZ share as an underlying asset.
Downloadable: Graduation Thesis of Petr Gapko


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