Hedging nontradable risks with transaction costs and price impact

Author: 

Cartea, A
Donnelly, R
Jaimungal, S

Publication Date: 

July 2020

Journal: 

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE

Last Updated: 

2021-03-23T07:52:12.32+00:00

Issue: 

3

Volume: 

30

DOI: 

10.1111/mafi.12259

page: 

833-868

abstract: 

© 2020 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. A risk-averse agent hedges her exposure to a nontradable risk factor U using a correlated traded asset S and accounts for the impact of her trades on both factors. The effect of the agent's trades on U is referred to as cross-impact. By solving the agent's stochastic control problem, we obtain a closed-form expression for the optimal strategy when the agent holds a linear position in U. When the exposure to the nontradable risk factor ѱ(UT) is nonlinear, we provide an approximation to the optimal strategy in closed-form, and prove that the value function is correctly approximated by this strategy when cross-impact and risk-aversion are small. We further prove that when ѱ(UT) is nonlinear, the approximate optimal strategy can be written in terms of the optimal strategy for a linear exposure with the size of the position changing dynamically according to the exposure's “Delta” under a particular probability measure.

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1093495

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Journal Article