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Empirical pricing kernels obtained from the UK index options market

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationLetter

Published
Publication date2009
Pages989-993
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume16
Issue number10
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Empirical pricing kernels for the UK equity market are derived as the ratio between risk-neutral densities, inferred from FTSE 100 index options, and historical real-world densities, estimated from time series of the index. The kernels thus obtained are almost compatible with a risk averse representative agent, unlike similar estimates for the US market.