Martingale representation for Poisson processes with applications to minimal variance hedging

Gunter Last, Mathew D Penrose

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We consider a Poisson process n on a measurable space equipped with a strict partial ordering, assumed to be total almost everywhere with respect to the intensity measure of n. We give a Clark-Ocone type formula providing an explicit representation of square integrable martingales (defined with respect to the natural filtration associated with n), which was previously known only in the special case, when is the product of Lebesgue measure on R+ and a -finite measure on another space X. Our proof is new and based on only a few basic properties of Poisson processes and stochastic integrals. We also consider the more general case of an independent random measure in the sense of Ito of pure jump type and show that the Clark-Ocone type representation leads to an explicit version of the Kunita-Watanabe decomposition of square integrable martingales. We also find the explicit minimal variance hedge in a quite general financial market driven by an independent random measure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1588-1606
Number of pages19
JournalStochastic Processes and their Applications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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