Koray D. Simsek

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Selected hedge funds employ trend-following strategies in an attempt to achieve superior risk adjusted returns. We employ a lookback straddle approach for evaluating the return characteristics of a trend following strategy. The strategies can improve investor performance in the context of a multi-period dynamic portfolio model. The gains are achieved by(More)
In this paper, in order to model breach of contract risk, we design and value a bundled option that is composed of contract abandonment and price renegotiation. We show numerically that the bundled option is more valuable for the contract than either of the options, ie, contract abandonment and price renegotiation, in isolation. This value increases(More)
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