### Small-Time Asymptotic Methods for Levy-Based Jump-Diffusion Models

- Series
- Mathematical Finance/Financial Engineering Seminar
- Time
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 15:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 005
- Speaker
- Ruoting Gong – Illinois Institute of Technology

In recent years, small-time asymptotic methods have attracted much attention in mathematical
finance. Such asymptotics are especially crucial for jump-diffusion models due to the lack of closed-
form formulas and efficient valuation procedures. These methods have been widely developed and
applied to diverse areas such as short-time approximations of option prices and implied volatilities,
and non-parametric estimations based on high-frequency data. In this talk, I will discuss some
results on the small-time asymptotic behavior of some Levy functionals with applications in finance.