A. İ. Çekiç and Ö. Uğur, Pricing Formulae for Constant Proportion Debt Obligation Notes: the Laplace Transform Technique, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 259(B), pp. 362-370, (March 2014).

Abstract

In this paper we derive closed form pricing formulae for the constant proportion debt obligation (CPDO) by using the Laplace transform technique. First, we present the pricing equation as a combination of a pricing problem (conditional expectation) and a static part that depends only on time. Then, we indicate that the pricing problem is in fact a pricing of a barrier option written on the shortfall. Hence, we derive explicit solutions of such barrier option problems when the shortfall follows either a diffusion or a double exponential jump diffusion process. Finally, we illustrate and discuss the results using numerical applications.

Keywords: Constant Proportional Debt Obligation, Laplace Transform, Double Exponential Jump Diffusion Process