Analysis of free boundaries for convertible bonds, with a call feature
2014 (English)In: Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations, ISSN 1747-6933, Vol. 59, no 7, 912-928 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Convertible bonds give rise to the so-called free boundary; i.e. an unknown boundary between continuation and conversion regions of the bond. The characteristic feature of such a bond, with an extra call feature, is that the free boundary may reach all the way to the fixed boundary. Our intention in this paper is to study the behaviour of the free boundary in the vicinity of a touching point with the fixed boundary. Along the lines of our analysis, we will also produce some results on regularity of solutions (value of the bond) up to the fixed boundary. Our methods are robust and of general nature, and can be applied to fully nonlinear equations. In particular, we shall obtain uniform results for the regularity of both solutions and their free boundaries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 59, no 7, 912-928 p.
convertible bonds, free boundary, regularity, blow up
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134796DOI: 10.1080/17476933.2013.795954ISI: 000334162800002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898918435OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-134796DiVA: diva2:668078
QC 201405152013-11-282013-11-282014-05-15Bibliographically approved