Pricing perpetual American CatEPut options when stock prices are correlated with catastrophe losses

Hwa Sung Kim, Bara Kim, Jerim Kim

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Abstract

A catastrophe equity put (CatEPut) option is a catastrophe derivative that allows insurance companies to raise equity capital when they face catastrophe losses. This study focuses on a pricing model for a CatEPut options. First, unlike previous research, this study provides a CatEPut option pricing model in which stock prices and catastrophe losses are moderately correlated. Second, this study examines the practical characteristics of American CatEPut options. Third, through a numerical analysis, we observe that it is necessary to consider the effects of a moderate correlation between stock prices and catastrophe losses on the prices of perpetual American CatEPut options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalEconomic Modelling
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Bivariate exponential distribution
  • Catastrophe equity put option
  • Option pricing

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Pricing perpetual American CatEPut options when stock prices are correlated with catastrophe losses. / Kim, Hwa Sung; Kim, Bara; Kim, Jerim.

In: Economic Modelling, Vol. 41, 01.01.2014, p. 15-22.

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