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Excel convergence hacks for TARF pricing models

Excel convergence hacks for TARF pricing models. Convergence between closed form and simulation model prices is enhanced with variance reduction procedures. It encourages model extension to complex products. For our TARF pricing model in its original form convergence is a challenge. We will try and

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TARF Pricing model guide now live

TARF Pricing model guide Our new eight part series on TARF Pricing model guide is now live. The objective of the pricing model guide is to introduce both product features and behavior as well as pricing approaches to this common FX structure that can now

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Target Redemption Forward (TARF) Pricing Models in Excel

TARF Pricing Models Our two part series on TARF pricing models begins where we stopped with our analysis on TARF hedge effectiveness. We cover both vanilla TARF (without any path dependent options) and Knock in Knock out (KIKO) TARF’s in that discussion. In this post

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The case for participating forwards

The case for participating forwards This week we took a deep look at a number of common structured products and their hedge effectiveness. One product stood out in terms of its performance – the unconventional participating forward contract. Traditionally when we look at hedging structures

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FX Currency Options – The USD JPY FX options convention

USD JPY FX options convention. For business school students taking the treasury product exam or preparing for a trading desk interview, the USD JPY pair is particularly troublesome. Here is a list of common errors and challenges side by side with four simple examples for

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TARF hedge effectiveness model

TARF Hedge effectiveness model. This is our second post in the TARF hedge effectiveness series and in the treasury candidates assessment series case. To catch up with the case please see the original TARF case study that defines the client requirement as well as available

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