Sinha, Pankaj and Gupta, Akshay and Mudgal, Hemant (2010): Active Hedging Greeks of an Options Portfolio integrating churning and minimization of cost of hedging using Quadratic & Linear Programing.

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Abstract
This paper proposes a methodology for active hedging Greeks of an option portfolio integrating churning and minimization of cost of hedging. In the first section, hedging strategy is implemented by taking positions in other available options, while simultaneously minimizing the net premium paid for the hedging and then churning the portfolio to take into account the changed value of Greeks in the new portfolio. In the second section, the paper extends the model to incorporate the transaction cost while hedging the portfolio and churning it in Indian Scenario. Both constant and nonlinear shape of transaction cost has been considered as per the Security Transaction Tax and Brokerage charges in India. A quadratic programming has been presented which has been approximated by a linear programming solution. The prototype software has been developed in MS Excel using Visual Basic.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Active Hedging Greeks of an Options Portfolio integrating churning and minimization of cost of hedging using Quadratic & Linear Programing 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Options Portfolio, Hedging Greeks, Churning of Portfolio, Linear Programing, Transaction Cost 
Subjects:  G  Financial Economics > G1  General Financial Markets > G11  Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C02  Mathematical Methods C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C6  Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling > C61  Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis 
Item ID:  25707 
Depositing User:  Pankaj Sinha 
Date Deposited:  08. Oct 2010 02:38 
Last Modified:  16. Feb 2013 02:37 
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URI:  http://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/25707 