Advanced Methods in Mathematical Finance
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015 (08:00)
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Friday, 4 September 2015 (20:45)
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
08:30
Welcome
Welcome
08:30  09:00
09:00
Universal Arbitrage Aggregator in Discrete Time under Uncertainty,

Marco Frittelli
(Università degli Studi di Milano)
Universal Arbitrage Aggregator in Discrete Time under Uncertainty,
Marco Frittelli
(Università degli Studi di Milano)
09:00  09:40
In a model independent discrete time financial market, we discuss the richness of the family of martingale measures in relation to different notions of Arbitrage, generated by a class S of significant sets, which we call Arbitrage de la classe S. The choice of S reflects into the intrinsic properties of the class of polar sets of martingale measures. In particular: for S = {Ω}, absence of Model Independent Arbitrage is equivalent to the existence of a martingale measure; for S being the open sets, absence of Open Arbitrage is equivalent to the existence of full support martingale measures. These results are obtained by adopting a technical filtration enlargement and by constructing a universal aggregator of all arbitrage opportunities. We further introduce the notion of market feasibility and provide its characterization via arbitrage conditions. We conclude providing a dual representation of Open Arbitrage in terms of weakly open sets of probability measures, which highlights the robust nature of this concept.
09:40
Break
Break
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No arbitrage conditions in the multicurve modelling of the term structure of interest rates

Wolfgang Runggaldier
(University of Padova, Dipartimento di Matematica)
No arbitrage conditions in the multicurve modelling of the term structure of interest rates
Wolfgang Runggaldier
(University of Padova, Dipartimento di Matematica)
09:50  10:30
The context of the talk is the multicurve modelling of the term structure of interest rates as it arose after the big financial crisis. In particular, we discuss possible extensions of the noarbitrage drift condition in an HJM framework. (Based on joint work with Zorana Grbac)
10:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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10:50
A measurevalued SDE with applications to interest rates and stochastic volatility

Michael Tehranchi
(University of Cambridge)
A measurevalued SDE with applications to interest rates and stochastic volatility
Michael Tehranchi
(University of Cambridge)
10:50  11:20
This talk will discuss a certain stochastic evolution equation in the space of probability measures, including existence and uniqueness results. A solution of this equation gives rise, in a natural way, to an interest rate term structure model, in the same spirit as the HeathJarrowMorton framework. Furthermore, such a measurevalued process gives rise to a market model of the dynamics of the implied volatility surface, at least under some conditions.
11:20
Risk Minimization under Mortality and Its Stochastics.

Tahir Choulli
(UNiversity of Alberta)
Risk Minimization under Mortality and Its Stochastics.
Tahir Choulli
(UNiversity of Alberta)
11:20  11:50
In this talk, I will present our contributions in two topics that complement each other. The first topic deals with risk minimization when the mortality is taken into consideration. For this theme, we adopt the popular riskminimization framework of Follmer and Sonderman. In this line of research, we quantify the impact of the mortality uncertainty, as well as the intrinsic risk of its correlation with the financial market, on the optimal riskminimizing strategy. These achievements is based essentially on new stochastic developments that sound tailored made for them. In this stochastic part, which represents our second topic of contribution and originality, we obtained two principal results. On the one hand, we introduced and analyzed two new classes of martingales in the enlarged filtration. On the other hand, thanks to our new spaces of martingales, we elaborated a complete, precise and explicit optional decomposition for martingales of the large filtration stopped at the death time. This decomposition is vital in the analysis of the first topic if one wants to address fully the mortality risk without excluding any mortality model and/or market model. This talk is based on joint works with Catherine Daveloose and Michele Vanmaele.
11:50
Brownian trading excursions

Thorsten Rheinlander
(TU Vienna)
Brownian trading excursions
Thorsten Rheinlander
(TU Vienna)
11:50  12:20
In a model for the limit order book with arrivals and cancellations, we derive an SPDE with one heating source and two cooling elements on a finite rod for the order volume which we solve in terms of local time. Moreover, via Brownian excursion theory, we provide a hyperbolic function table for the Laplace transforms of various times of trade. A bivariate LaplaceMellin transform is introduced for the joint excursion height and length and expressed in terms of the Riemann Xi function. Finally, we show that two diferent disintegrations of the Ito measure are equivalent to Jacobi's Theta transformation formula. This is joint work with Friedrich Hubalek, Paul Krühner and Sabine Sporer.
12:20
Lunch
Lunch
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14:00
Dynamics of order positions and related queues in a limit order book

xin guo
(UC Berkeley)
Dynamics of order positions and related queues in a limit order book
xin guo
(UC Berkeley)
14:00  14:40
One of the most rapidly growing research areas in financial mathematics is centered around modeling LOB dynamics and/or minimizing the inventory/execution risk with consideration of microstructure of LOB. A critical yet missing piece of the puzzle, is the dynamics of an order position in a LOB. In this talk, we will present some of our recent progress regarding the limiting behavior of the dynamics of order positions in a LOB. As a corollary, we will present some explicit expressions for various quantities of interests, including the distribution of a particular limit order being executed by a given time, its expected value and variance. Our analysis builds on techniques and results from classical probability theory: the functional central limit theorems of Glynn and Ward (1988) and Bullinski and Shashkin (2007), the convergence of stochastic processes by Kurtz and Protter (1991), and the sample path large deviation principle of Dembo and Zajic (1998). Based on joint work with Z. Ruan (UC Berkeley) and L. J. Zhu (U. of Minnesota).
14:40
Break
Break
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Grossissement de filtration en temps discret

Monique Jeanblanc
(université Evry Val d'ESSONNE)
Grossissement de filtration en temps discret
Monique Jeanblanc
(université Evry Val d'ESSONNE)
14:50  15:30
Nous étudions le cas de grossissement de filtration en temps discret et obtenons très simplement les formules connues en temps continu. L'exposé a un but essentiellement pédagogique.
15:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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Information Asymmetries, Volatility, Liquidity, and the Tobin Tax

Albina Danilova
(LSE)
Information Asymmetries, Volatility, Liquidity, and the Tobin Tax
Albina Danilova
(LSE)
15:50  16:30
Information asymmetries and trading costs, in a nancial market model with dynamic information, generate a selfexciting equilibrium price process with stochastic volatility, even if news have constant volatility. Intuitively, new (constant volatility) information is released to the market at trading times that, due to traders' strategic choices, dier from calendar times. This generates an endogenous stochastic time change between trading and calendar times, and stochastic volatility of the price process in calendar time. In equilibrium: price volatility is autocorrelated and is a nonlinear function of number and volume of trades; the relative informativeness of number and volume of trades depends on the data sampling frequency; volatility, the limit order book, tightness, depth, resilience, and trading activity, are jointly determined by information asymmetries and trading costs. Our closed form solutions rationalize a large set of empirical evidence and provide a natural laboratory for analyzing the equilibrium eects of a nancial transaction tax.
16:30
Polynomial preserving processes and discretetenor interest rate models

Zorana Grbac
(Université Paris Diderot)
Polynomial preserving processes and discretetenor interest rate models
Zorana Grbac
(Université Paris Diderot)
16:30  17:00
The class of polynomial preserving Markov processes has proved to be very suitable for modeling purposes in mathematical finance due to its flexibility and analytical tractability, which allows to obtain closed/semiclosed pricing formulas for various derivatives. In this work we focus on an application of this class for interest rate models on a discrete tenor. Here the polynomial preserving property of the driving process is key already in the model construction which is based on polynomial functions. This includes Libortype models, as well as extensions to the multiplecurve term structure. The main advantage of this model class is the possibility to obtain at the same time semianalytic pricing formulas for both caplets and swaptions that do not require any approximations. Moreover, additive constructions allow to easily ensure, if desired, properties such as positivity of interest rates and spreads and monotonicity of spreads with respect to the tenor  in view of the current market situation a model in which the reference OIS interest rates can become negative and the spreads still remain positive is of particular interest. We conclude by presenting a model specification driven by a Lévytype polynomial preserving process and a corresponding Fourier transform formula used in pricing of caplets and swaptions. This is joint work with K. Glau and M. KellerRessel.
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Break
Break
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Continuity Problems in Boundary Crossing Problems

Konstantin Borovkov
(University of Melbourne)
Continuity Problems in Boundary Crossing Problems
Konstantin Borovkov
(University of Melbourne)
17:10  17:50
Computing the probability for a given diffusion process to stay under a particular boundary is crucial in many important applications including pricing financial barrier options. It is a rather tedious task that, in the general case, requires the use of some approximation methodology. One possible approach to this problem is to approximate given (general curvilinear) boundaries with some other boundaries, of a form enabling one to relatively easily compute the boundary crossing probability. We discuss results on the accuracy of such approximations for both the Brownian motion process and general timehomogeneous diffusions, their extensions to the multivariate case, and also some contiguous topics.
18:10
Pedestrian walk to Lurçat Museum
Pedestrian walk to Lurçat Museum
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18:30
Visit of the Jean Lurçat Museum
Visit of the Jean Lurçat Museum
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19:30
Return to conference place
Return to conference place
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19:50
Dinner
Dinner
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Wednesday, 2 September 2015
09:00
On the Skorokhod embedding problem and FBSDE

Peter Imkeller
(Mathematisches Institut der HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin)
On the Skorokhod embedding problem and FBSDE
Peter Imkeller
(Mathematisches Institut der HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin)
09:00  09:40
A link between martingale representation and solutions of the Skorokhod embedding problem has been established by R. Bass. A generalization of his approach to FBSDE leads us to solutions of the Skorokhod embedding problem for diffusion processes with deterministic drift. This is joint work with Alexander Fromm and David Prömel.
09:40
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Break
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On the Chaotic Representation Property of Certain Families of Martingales

HansJürgen Engelbert
(Friedrich SchillerUniversity of Jena)
On the Chaotic Representation Property of Certain Families of Martingales
HansJürgen Engelbert
(Friedrich SchillerUniversity of Jena)
09:50  10:30
In this talk, we shall discuss the chaotic representation property for certain families of square integrable martingales. Our approach extends wellknown results on the Brownian motion or the compensated Poisson process in which case the family would only consist of a single martingale. The starting point for these investigations has been the problem of finding appropriate families of martingales related to Lévy processes satisfying the chaotic (or only predictable) representation property. In particular, we extend the results of Nualart and Schoutens on the chaotic representation property of the Teugels martingales. In the context of Mathematical Finance, families of martingales enjoying the chaotic (and hence predictable) representation property can serve for the completion of an (incomplete) financial market. As a linear or geometric Lévy market is normally incomplete, our approach can be applied to construct different completions of the market, in the sense that there will be added to the stock and the bank account a certain family of contingent claims, the terminal values of the martingales from the family under consideration.
10:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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Sensitivity Analysis in Lévy Fixed Income Theory

Ernst Eberlein
(University of Freiburg)
Sensitivity Analysis in Lévy Fixed Income Theory
Ernst Eberlein
(University of Freiburg)
10:50  11:30
A brief introduction into the Lévy Libor and the Lévy forward process model is given. Basic properties of these two frameworks are discussed. The main goal is to derive formulas for price sensitivities of standard fixed income derivatives. Two approaches are discussed. The first approach is based on the integration–by–parts formula, which lies at the core of the application of the Malliavin calculus to finance. The second approach consists in using Fourier based methods for pricing derivatives. We illustrate the result by applying the formulas to a caplet price where the underlying model is driven by a time–inhomogeneous Gamma process and alternatively by a Variance Gamma process. A comparison between the two approaches which come from totally different mathematical fields is made. This is joint work with M'hamed Eddahbi and Sidi Mohamed Lalaoui
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Break
Break
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Joint distribution of spectrally negative Lévy process and its occupation time, with step option pricing in view

Hélène Guérin
(IRMAR)
Joint distribution of spectrally negative Lévy process and its occupation time, with step option pricing in view
Hélène Guérin
(IRMAR)
11:40  12:20
We are interested in the joint distribution of a spectrally negative Lévy process and its occupation time when both are sampled at a fixed time. The result is expressed in terms of scale functions of the underlying process. This result can be used to price step options and the particular case of an exponential spectrally negative Lévy jumpdiffusion will be presented. This is a joint work with J.F. Renaud.
12:20
Lunch
Lunch
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14:00
A result on integral functionals with infinitely many constraints

Martin Schweizer
(ETH Zurich)
A result on integral functionals with infinitely many constraints
Martin Schweizer
(ETH Zurich)
14:00  14:40
A classic result (due to Borwein and Lewis) in the theory of optimisation under constraints says the following. Suppose we have n measurable functions a_i in L^q on a finite measure space and a nonnegative function x in L^p. Call b_i the integrals of x against a_i. Then there exists a function z in the norm interior of L^infty which has the same integrals b_i against a_i as x. So if the constraints given by the a_i are feasible in L^p_+, they are also feasible in L^infty_{++}. We present an extension of this result to a setting with infinitely many, measurably parametrised constraints, and we show how this comes up and can be used in arbitrage theory. This is based on joint work with Tahir Choulli (University of Alberta, Edmonton).
14:40
Break
Break
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On the dual problem of utility maximization in incomplete markets

Yiqing LIN
(University of Vienna)
On the dual problem of utility maximization in incomplete markets
Yiqing LIN
(University of Vienna)
14:50  15:30
We study the dual problem of the expected utility maximization in incomplete markets with bounded random endowment. We start with the duality results of [CvitanicSchachermayerWang, 2001], in which the optimal strategy is obtained by first formulating and solving a dual problem. We observe that: in the Brownian framework, the countably additive part $Q^r$ of the dual optimizer $Q\in (L^\infty)^*$ in the settings of [CvitanicSchachermayerWang, 2001] can be represented by the terminal value of a supermartingale deflator $Y$ defined in [KramkovSchachermayer, 1999], which moreover is a local martingale.
15:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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15:50
Agency, Firm Growth and Managerial Turnover

Mihail Zervos
(London School of Economics)
Agency, Firm Growth and Managerial Turnover
Mihail Zervos
(London School of Economics)
15:50  16:30
We consider managerial incentive provision under moral hazard in a firm that is subject to stochastic growth opportunities. In the model that we study, managers are dismissed after poor performance as well as when an opportunity to improve the firm's profitability that requires a change of management arises. The optimal contract may induce managerial entrenchment, whereby, ex postattractive growth opportunities are foregone after good performance because of contractual commitments. Realised growth depends on the frequency and size of growth opportunities as well as on the severity of moral hazard. The prospect of growthinduced turnover limits the firm's ability to rely on deferred compensation as a disciplinary device.
16:30
Break
Break
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16:40
Evolution of models in evolving markets

Marek Musiela
(Oxfor Man Institute)
Evolution of models in evolving markets
Marek Musiela
(Oxfor Man Institute)
16:40  17:10
Mathematical models are developed to capture market behaviour at a point in time and are used to gain competitive advantage over time. In the option business, for example, they are calibrated to liquid information and used to price and trade more exotic and hence less liquid products. However market liquidity changes over time, it can increase or evaporate depending on the economic conditions. This is one of the factors that drive evolution of models which need to be adapted to the changing market conditions. In this talk I will use the evolution of classical option pricing models as an example of the feedback loop: from academia to industry and back.
17:10
Debt negotiation with firms’ crossholdings of securities

Teruyoshi Suzuki
(Hokkaido University)
Debt negotiation with firms’ crossholdings of securities
Teruyoshi Suzuki
(Hokkaido University)
17:10  17:40
We analyze the interaction of the debt renegotiation between two firms that crosshold their issuing debts and equities. When the firms are reciprocally the major shareholder and/or debt holder of the other firms, the possibility of debt renegotiation will affect each other. We first develop models of debt renegotiation scheme: debt equity swap and strategic debt service with gametheoretic setting under continuous time models. We then derive the optimal boundaries in each model to offer debt renegotiation by equity holders of the one firm to those of the other firm. We show that the simultaneous debt renegotiation can happen when firms crosshold their debts and we present the comparative statics of the renegotiation boundaries.
17:40
Break
Break
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Investment timing, collateral, and financing constraints

Takashi Shibata
(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Investment timing, collateral, and financing constraints
Takashi Shibata
(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
17:50  18:20
18:20
On the supremum of fractional Brownian motion and related processes

Mikhail Zhitlukhin
(Steklov Mathematical institute)
On the supremum of fractional Brownian motion and related processes
Mikhail Zhitlukhin
(Steklov Mathematical institute)
18:20  18:50
This paper studies the expected value of the supremum of fractional Brownian motion and related Gaussian processes. We obtain upper and lower bounds for the expected supremum and bounds for the approximation of the supremum of a continuous process by random walks. As corollaries, we obtain results on the structure of fractional Brownian motion when the Hurst parameter H tends to zero. This is a joint work with Konstantin Borovkov, Yulia Mishura and Alexander Novikov.
19:00
Dinner
Dinner
19:00  19:45
Thursday, 3 September 2015
09:00
Recent development in martingale optimal transport

Nizar Touzi
(Ecole Polytechnique)
Recent development in martingale optimal transport
Nizar Touzi
(Ecole Polytechnique)
09:00  09:40
We study the optimal transport between two probability measures on the real line, where the transport plans are laws of onestep martingales. A quasisure formulation of the dual problem is introduced and shown to yield a complete duality theory for general marginals and measurable reward (cost) functions: absence of a duality gap and existence of dual optimizers. Both properties are shown to fail in the classical formulation. As a consequence of the duality result, we obtain a general principle of cyclical monotonicity describing the geometry of optimal transports.
09:40
Break
Break
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Rare event simulation related to financial risks: efficient estimation and sensitivity analysis

Emmanuel Gobet
(Po)
Rare event simulation related to financial risks: efficient estimation and sensitivity analysis
Emmanuel Gobet
(Po)
09:50  10:30
We develop the reversible shaking transformation methods of Gobet and Liu (2014) to estimate the rare event probability arising in different financial risk settings driven by general Gaussian noise. The underlying Markov chains introduced in our approaches take values directly in the path space. We provide theoretical justification for few key properties of these Markov chains which are required for their ergodicity. Further, using these properties, we prove consistency results for the simulation estimator. The examples in our work cover usual semimartingale stochastic models (not necessarily Markovian) driven by Brownian motion, and, also fractional Brownian motion based models to address various financial risks. Our approach also handles the important problem of sensi tivities of rare event probability. We compare our numerical studies to the already existing results and demonstrate improved computational performance. (Joint work with A. Agarwal, S. De Marco, G. Liu.)
10:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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10:50
Group solvency tests, intragroup transfers and intragroup diversification: a setvalued perspective

Michael Schmutz
(University of Berne)
Group solvency tests, intragroup transfers and intragroup diversification: a setvalued perspective
Michael Schmutz
(University of Berne)
10:50  11:20
The aim of riskbased solvency frameworks, such as Solvency II to be introduced in the EU and the Swiss Solvency Test (SST) that has been in force in Switzerland since 2011, is to assess the financial health of insurance companies. This is achieved by quantifying capital adequacy by calculating the solvency capital requirement (SCR). These calculations are based on scalar risk measures. Assessing the financial health of insurance groups (of several connected companies) is an even more challenging task; a variety of approaches can be taken to tackle the issue. Aspects of the most wellknown approaches, and modified versions of them, are discussed based on a setvalued perspective.
11:20
A martingale fixedpoint problem in optimal reserve exploration

Juri Hinz
(UTS)
A martingale fixedpoint problem in optimal reserve exploration
Juri Hinz
(UTS)
11:20  11:50
A martingale fixedpoint problem in optimal reserve exploration We show how diverse problems in the area optimal resource management, exploration of natural reserves, and environmental protection by capandtrade mechanism can be naturally formulated under a unified framework, as stochastic control problems of a specific type. Moreover, it turns out that solutions to these control problems are equivalently described in terms of fixedpoint equations for martingales. Such fixed point martingale processes can be interpreted as a market price for a virtual allowance which gives the right to use the resources remaining in the reserve after the exploration. We suggest numerical schemes for solution of these fixed point equations and elaborate on their applications.
11:50
On the Estimation Methods for Risk Measurement

HASSAN OMIDI FIROUZI
(LABEXREFI)
On the Estimation Methods for Risk Measurement
HASSAN OMIDI FIROUZI
(LABEXREFI)
11:50  12:20
Banks and financial institutions can use either the internal modelsbased approach or the standardized approach to assess and report the risk of the trading book for future periods. In this paper, we examine relevant estimation methods for computing Value at Risk (VaR) and Expected Shortfall (ES) for banks at both desk level and bankwide level. We provide a benchmark method for estimation and study financial and statistical properties of the method. We provide numerical results for different hypothetical portfolios.
12:20
Lunch
Lunch
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13:30
Bus travel to Brézé Castle
Bus travel to Brézé Castle
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15:00
Visit of Brézé Castle
Visit of Brézé Castle
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17:45
Way back to conference place
Way back to conference place
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19:30
Pedestrian walk to restaurant "La Ferme"
Pedestrian walk to restaurant "La Ferme"
19:30  20:00
20:00
Conference dinner
Conference dinner
20:00  22:00
Friday, 4 September 2015
09:00
Robust Detection of Unobservable Disorder in Poisson rate

Nicole El Karoui
(UPMC)
Robust Detection of Unobservable Disorder in Poisson rate
Nicole El Karoui
(UPMC)
09:00  09:40
We consider the nonBayesian quickest detection problem of an unobservable time of change in the rate of an inhomogeneous Poisson process. We seek a stopping rule that minimizes the robust Lorden criterion. The latter is formulated in terms of the number of events until detection, both for the worstcase delay and the false alarm constraint. In the Wiener case, such a problem was solved using the so called cumulative sums (cusum) strategy by many authors (Moustakides (2004), or Shyraiev (1963,..2009)). In our setting, we derive the exact optimality of the cusum stopping rule by using finite variation calculus and elementary martingale properties to characterize the performance functions of the cusum stopping rule in terms of scale function. These are solutions of some delayed differential equations that we solve elementary. The case of detecting a decrease in the intensity is easy to study because the performance functions are continuous. In case of increase where the performance functions are not continuous, martingale properties require using a discontinuous local time. Nevertheless, from an identity relating the scale functions, the optimality of the cusum rule still holds. Numerical applications are provided. This is joint work with S.Loisel (ISFA) and Y.Sahli (ISFA).
09:40
Break
Break
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09:50
An Analytical Approximation for Pricing VWAP Options

Masaaki Kijima
(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
An Analytical Approximation for Pricing VWAP Options
Masaaki Kijima
(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
09:50  10:30
This paper proposes a unified approximation method for various options whose payoffs depend on the volume weighted average price (VWAP). Despite their popularity in practice, quite few pricing models have been developed in the literature. Also, in previous works, the underlying asset process has been restricted to a geometric Brownian motion. In contrast, our method is applicable to the general class of continuous Markov processes such as local volatility models, stochastic volatility models, and their combinations. Moreover, our method can be used for any type of VWAP options with fixedstrike, floatingstrike, continuously sampled, discretely sampled, forwardstart, and inprogress transactions. (joint work with H. Funahashi)
10:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
10:30  10:50
10:50
Malliavin differentiability of BSDEs

ANTHONY REVEILLAC
(INSA de Toulouse  Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse)
Malliavin differentiability of BSDEs
ANTHONY REVEILLAC
(INSA de Toulouse  Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse)
10:50  11:20
In this talk we will revisit conditions under which the solution to a BSDE is Malliavin differentiable. To this end, we provide a new characterization of the MalliavinSobolev spaces which is particularly suitable for our purpose. This talk is based on joint works with Thibaut Mastrolia, Peter Imkeller and Dylan Possamaï.
11:20
Multidimensional quadratic BSDEs with separated generators

Peng Luo
(University of Konstanz)
Multidimensional quadratic BSDEs with separated generators
Peng Luo
(University of Konstanz)
11:20  11:50
We consider multidimensional quadratic BSDEs with generators which can be separated into a coupled and an uncoupled part which allows to analyse the degree of coupling of the system in terms of the growth coefficients. We provide conditions on the relationship between the size of the terminal condition and the degree of coupling which guarantee existence and uniqueness of solutions.
11:50
Incomplete stochastic equilibria and a system of quadratic BSDEs

Hao Xing
(London School of Economics)
Incomplete stochastic equilibria and a system of quadratic BSDEs
Hao Xing
(London School of Economics)
11:50  12:20
We tackle a number of problems related to the existence of continuoustime stochastic Radner equilibria with incomplete markets. Various assumptions of "smallness" typeincluding a new notion of "closeness to Pareto optimality"are shown to be sufficient for existence and uniqueness. Central role in our analysis is played by a fullycoupled nonlinear system of quadratic BSDEs. This is a joint work with Kostas Kardaras and Gordan Zitkovic.
12:20
Lunch
Lunch
12:20  13:20
14:00
General onedimensional diffusion: characterization, optimal stopping problem

Ernst Presman
(CEMI RAN)
General onedimensional diffusion: characterization, optimal stopping problem
Ernst Presman
(CEMI RAN)
14:00  14:30
The talk is devoted to the general onedimensional diffusion. We discuss the definition and characterization of such processes: scale, speed measure, killing measure. The generating operator is considered on an extended space of functions (as compared with a classical approach). We give a local characterization potential functions and excessive functions. For the general onedimensional diffusion we give a necessary and sufficient conditions that the optimal strategy in the optimal stopping problem has a threshold or an island character.
14:30
On optimal stopping with expectation constraints

Stefan Ankirchner
(University of jena)
On optimal stopping with expectation constraints
Stefan Ankirchner
(University of jena)
14:30  15:00
The talk is about optimal stopping with the contraint that the expectation of any stopping time has to be bounded by a given constant. We show that by introducing a new state variable one can derive a dynamic programming principle. This allows to characterize the value function as the solution of a PDE and to obtain a verification theorem. Finally we compare our approach with alternative solution methods and discuss some examples.
15:00
Variational View to Optimal Stopping with Application to Real Options

Alexander Slastnikov
(CEMI)
Variational View to Optimal Stopping with Application to Real Options
Alexander Slastnikov
(CEMI)
15:00  15:30
We describe a variational approach to solving optimal stopping problems for diffusion processes. In the framework of this approach, one can find optimal stopping time over the class of first exit time from the set (for a given family of sets). For the case of oneparametric family of sets we give necessary and sufficient conditions for optimality of stopping time over this class. For onedimensional diffusion processes and two families of `semiintervals’, we set necessary and sufficient conditions under which the optimal stopping time has a threshold structure. We study smooth pasting condition from a variational view, present some examples when the solution to the freeboundary problem is not the solution to the optimal stopping problem, and give some results about a relation between solutions to freeboundary problem and optimal stopping problem. At last, some applications of these results to both investment timing and optimal abandonment models are considered.
15:30
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
15:30  15:50
15:50
MultiDimensional Backward Stochastic Differential Equations of Diagonally Quadratic generators

Ying Hu
(Université Rennes 1)
MultiDimensional Backward Stochastic Differential Equations of Diagonally Quadratic generators
Ying Hu
(Université Rennes 1)
15:50  16:30
The paper is concerned with adapted solution of a multidimensional BSDE with a "diagonally" quadratic generator, the quadratic part of whose ith component only depends on the ith row of the second unknown variable. Local and global solutions are given. In our proofs, it is natural and crucial to apply both JohnNirenberg and reverse H\"older inequalities for BMO martingales.
16:30
Degenerate Backward SPDE with Singular Terminal Value and Related Applications in Mathematical Finance

Qi Zhang
(Fudan University)
Degenerate Backward SPDE with Singular Terminal Value and Related Applications in Mathematical Finance
Qi Zhang
(Fudan University)
16:30  17:00
We study the degenerate backward stochastic partial differential equation with singular terminal value, and prove the existence and uniqueness of its nonnegative solution by the comparison theorem and the gradient estimate of solution. This kind of equation has an application in the portfolio liquidation problem. This is a joint work with Ulrich Horst and Jinniao Qiu.
17:00
Break
Break
17:00  17:10
17:10
Existence and uniqueness of viscosity solutions for second order integrodifferential equations without monotonicity condition

said hamadene
(LMM, Universite du Maine, Le Mans, France)
Existence and uniqueness of viscosity solutions for second order integrodifferential equations without monotonicity condition
said hamadene
(LMM, Universite du Maine, Le Mans, France)
17:10  17:40
In this talk, we discuss a new existence and uniqueness result of a continuous viscosity solution for integropartial differential equation (IPDE in short). The novelty is that we relax the socalled monotonicity assumption on the driver which is classically assumed in the literature of viscosity solution of equation with a non local term. Our method is based on the link of those IPDEs with backward stochastic differential equations (BSDEs in short) with jumps for which we already know that the solution exists and is unique.
17:40
Random Periodic Processes, Periodic Measures and Ergodicity

Huaizhong Zhao
(Loughborough University)
Random Periodic Processes, Periodic Measures and Ergodicity
Huaizhong Zhao
(Loughborough University)
17:40  18:20
An ergodic theorem and a mean ergodic theorem in the random periodic regime on a Polish space is proved. The idea of Poincaré sections is introduced and under the strong Feller and irreducible assumptions on Poincaré sections, the weak convergence of the transition probabilities at the discrete time of integral multiples of the period is obtained. Thus the Khas'minskiiDoob type theorem is established and the ergodicity of the invariant measure, which is the mean of the periodic measure over a period interval, is obtained. The KrylovBogoliubov type theorem for the existence of periodic measures by considering the Markovian semigroup on a Poincaré section at discrete times of integral multiples of the period is also proved. It is proved that three equivalent criteria give necessary and sufficient conditions to classify between random periodic and stationary regimes. The three equivalent criteria are given in terms of three different notion respectively, namely Poincaré sections, angle variable and infinitesimal generator of the induced linear transformation of the canonical dynamical system associated with the invariant measure. It is proved that infinitesimal generator has only two simple eigenvalues, which are $0$ and the quotient of $2\pi$ by the minimal period, while the classical Koopmanvon Neumann theorem says that the generator has only one simple eigenvalue $0$ in the stationary and mixing case. The ``equivalence" of random periodic processes and periodic measures is established. The strong law of large numbers (SLLN) is also proved for random periodic processes. This is a joint work with Chunrong Feng.
18:20
Closing
Closing
18:20  18:30
19:00
Dinner
Dinner
19:00  19:45