Colección: ArtículosTítulo: Pricing Hurricane Bonds Using a Physically Based Option Pricing Approach / Carolyn W. Chang, Jack S. K. Chang, Min-Teh YuAutor: Chang, Carolyn W.Notas: 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.