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A time before which insiders would not undertake risk

Kardaras, Constantinos (2014) A time before which insiders would not undertake risk. In: Kabanov, Yuri, Rutkowski, Marek and Zariphopoulou, Thaleia, (eds.) Inspired by Finance: The Musiela Festschrift. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 349-362. ISBN 9783319020686

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-02069-3_16

Abstract

A continuous-path semimartingale market model with wealth processes discounted by a riskless asset is considered. The numéraire portfolio is the unique strictly positive wealth process that, when used as a benchmark to denominate all other wealth, makes all wealth processes local martingales. It is assumed that the numéraire portfolio exists and that its wealth increases to infinity as time goes to infinity. Under this setting, an initial enlargement of the filtration is performed, by including the overall minimum of the numéraire portfolio. It is established that all nonnegative wealth processes, when stopped at the time of the overall minimum of the numéraire portfolio, become local martingales in the enlarged filtration. This implies that risk-averse insider traders would refrain from investing in the risky assets before that time. A partial converse to the previous result is also established in the case of complete markets, showing that the time of the overall minimum of the numéraire portfolio is in a certain sense unique in rendering undesirable the act of undertaking risky positions before it. The aforementioned results shed light to

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Departments > Statistics
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85934

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