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Pricing of Interest Rate Derivatives and Calibration Issues in a Multi-Factor LIBOR Market Model Framework

Author: Mgr. Jan Doubrava
Year: 2007 - winter
Leaders: prof. Ing. Oldřich Dědek CSc.
Work type: Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
Language: English
Pages: 68
Awards and prizes: M.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an excellent state-final examination performance and for an extraordinarily good masters diploma thesis.
Abstract: Financial derivatives are financial instruments which enable investor or a debtor to optimize his/her asset/debt portfolios according to individual needs and acceptable scale of risk. Their importance in financial markets rose enormouslys
spast ten years as well as did their traded volumes. Interest rate derivatives form a large sub-group of financial derivatives, their valuation is a large self-contained chapter within financial mathematics thanks to the unique characteristics of yield- and discount-curve dynamics. In the first part of my diploma thesis I derive the fundamental pricing principles stemming from no-arbitrage pricing theory and introduce the most common approaches in yield curve modeling. In the second part I discuss issues of calibration in a "LIBOR Market Model" with one to three risk factors. These models are used to price swaptions with Monte Carlo simulation within the no-arbitrage framework introduced in the first part. The result of the thesis is that one factor model performs the best in pricing swaptions.

Downloadable: Diploma Thesis of Jan Doubrava


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