Simulation-Based Pricing of Mortgage-Backed Securities

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Simulation-Based Pricing of Mortgage-Backed Securities
Mortgage-Backed-Securities (MBS), as the largest investment class of fixed income securities, have always been hard to price. Because of the following reasons, normal numerical methods like lattice methods, or finite difference method for solving PDEs are hard to apply: 1) the path dependence of mortgage pool cash flows. 2) the embedded American call option to prepay. 3) the American put option to default. 4) the fact that mortgage borrower do not/cannot exercise these option optimally. And those reasons make Monte Carlo simulation the best approach to price MBS. A standard MBS pricing framework would consists the following parts:1) Interest Rate model. 2) Prepayment model, which consists house turnover model and refinance model. 3) OAS model, which captures risk factors from the market price. Those factors are not accounted for in the previous two models. In order to hedge MBS efficiently and effectively, we need to calculate hedging measures quickly and correct. Chen and Fu (2001, 2...
Jian Chen
Added 31 Oct 2010
Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where WSC
Authors Jian Chen
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