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Quasi-Monte Carlo methods for calculating derivatives...

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Paul Bilokon, Sergei Kucherenko, Casey Williams
Date Updated
2022/09/25
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q-fin.CP
Date Published
2022/09/22
Date Retrieved
2022/09/26
Description
The calculation of option Greeks is vital for risk management. Traditional pathwise and finite-difference methods work poorly for higher-order Greeks and options with discontinuous payoff functions. The Quasi-Monte Carlo-based conditional pathwise method (QMC-CPW) for options Greeks allows the payoff function of options to be effectively smoothed, allowing for increased efficiency when calculating sensitivities. Also demonstrated in literature is the increased computational speed gained by applying GPUs to highly parallelisable finance problems such as calculating Greeks. We pair QMC-CPW with simulation on the GPU using the CUDA platform. We estimate the delta, vega and gamma Greeks of three exotic options: arithmetic Asian, binary Asian, and lookback. Not only are the benefits of QMC-CPW shown through variance reduction factors of up to $1.0 \times 10^{18}$, but the increased computational speed through usage of the GPU is shown as we achieve speedups over sequential CPU implementations of more than $200$x for our most accurate method.
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https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.11337
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