## The Generalized Hyperbolic Model: Financial Derivatives and Risk Measures (1998)

Venue: | MATHEMATICAL FINANCE – BACHELIER CONGRESS 2000, GEMAN |

Citations: | 40 - 5 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Eberlein98thegeneralized,

author = {Ernst Eberlein and Karsten Prause},

title = {The Generalized Hyperbolic Model: Financial Derivatives and Risk Measures},

booktitle = {MATHEMATICAL FINANCE – BACHELIER CONGRESS 2000, GEMAN},

year = {1998},

pages = {245--267},

publisher = {Springer}

}

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### Abstract

Statistical analysis of data from the nancial markets shows that generalized hyperbolic (GH) distributions allow a more realistic description of asset returns than the classical normal distribution. GH distributions contain as subclasses hyperbolic as well as normal inverse Gaussian (NIG) distributions which have recently been proposed as basic ingredients to model price processes. GH distributions generate in a canonical way Levy processes, i.e. processes with stationary and independent increments. We introduce a model for price processes which is driven by generalized hyperbolic Levy motions. This GH model is a generalization of the hyperbolic model developed by Eberlein and Keller (1995). It is incomplete. We derive an option pricing formula for GH driven models using the Esscher transform as martingale measure and compare the prices with classical Black-Scholes prices. The objective of this study is to examine the consistency of our model assumptions with the empirically obser...