Pricing Hurricane Bonds Using a Physically Based Option Pricing Approach

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Title: Pricing Hurricane Bonds Using a Physically Based Option Pricing Approach / Carolyn W. Chang, Jack S. K. Chang, Min-Teh Yu
Author: Chang, Carolyn W.
Notes: Sumario: Hurricane bonds are unique in that they are structured with a dual exercise condition: a physically based condition that the underlying hurricane makes landfall at a prespecified location, and a standard moneyness condition that they end in the money. As the time of landfall is uncertain, their maturities are also uniquely random. This research thus proposes a modeling methodology to solve this option-pricing problemthat is, to price hurricane bonds at the nexus of atmospheric science and finance by integrating hurricane risk modeling and option pricing modeling. We resolve this dual exercise/random maturity issue by implementing a coupled hurricane generator to simulate hurricane synthetic tracks, intensity, radius, two-dimensional wind fields, and hurricane-index value evolution along the tracks. We price the increasingly popular parametric and parametric-index hurricane bonds by Monte Carlo simulations, as the underlying hurricane indices are untraded and thus replication pricing is not viable.

Related records: En: North American actuarial journal. - Schaumburg : Society of Actuaries, 1997- = ISSN 1092-0277. - 07/03/2022 Tomo 26 Número 1 - 2022 , p. 27-42
Materia / lugar / evento: Huracanes Fijación Precios Cálculo actuarial
Other authors: Chang, Jack S. K.
Yu, Min-Teh
Other categories: 6
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