The valuation of a gas storage facility is characterized as a stochastic control problem, resulting in a Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) equation. In this paper, we present a semi-Lagrangian method for solving the HJB equation for a typical gas storage valuation problem. The method is able to handle a wide class of spot price models that exhibit… (More)
In this paper, we outline an impulse stochastic control formulation for pricing variable annuities with a Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit (GMWB) assuming the policyholder is allowed to withdraw funds continuously. We develop a single numerical scheme for solving the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) variational inequality corresponding to the impulse… (More)
Algorithms for solving linear systems of equations over the integers are designed and implemented. The implementations are based on the highly optimized and portable ATLAS/BLAS library for numerical linear algebra and the GNU Multiple Precision library (GMP) for large integer arithmetic.