Cliquet option

Smile dynamics

Traditionally, smile models have been assessed according to how well they fit market option prices across strikes and maturities. However, the pricing of most recent exotic structures, such as reverse cliquets or Napoleons, is more dependent on the…

Capturing the smile

Since the discovery that traditional calibration methods fail to capture the dynamics of the smile, new approaches based on mixtures or ensembles of models have been developed. Simon Johnson and Han Lee present a variant of this approach that can be used…