RT Journal Article
SR Electronic
T1 Pricing Coupon Bond Options and Swaptions under the One-Factor Hull–White Model
JF The Journal of Fixed Income
FD Institutional Investor Journals
SP 76
OP 82
DO 10.3905/jfi.2016.25.4.076
VO 25
IS 4
A1 Russo, Vincenzo
A1 Fabozzi, Frank J.
YR 2016
UL http://jfi.iijournals.com/content/25/4/76.abstract
AB In this article, the authors propose an alternative approach for pricing bond options and swaptions under the one-factor Hull–White model. Their proposal differs from the existing models used to evaluate these type of instruments when the evolution of the term structure of interest rates is modeled by short-rate models. Assuming that the forward price of a coupon bond is a martingale under the forward risk-neutral measure, the proposed model involves deriving the volatility of the coupon bond as a function of its stochastic duration. Once the volatility function is defined, the price of options on coupon bonds can be derived by simply applying the standard no-arbitrage pricing theory in the context of the one-factor Hull–White model. Given the equivalence between the price of a coupon bond and the price of the corresponding swaptions, this approach can be adopted to calibrate the parameters of the one-factor Hull–White model using swaptions quoted in the market. The new solution proposed for the calibration can be considered as an alternative with respect to the existing approaches proposed in the literature and used currently by practitioners. Numerical results are provided in order to analyze the features of the proposed model for calibration purposes.