Valuing Puttable Bond


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A puttable bond is a bond in which the investor has the right to sell the bond back to the issuer at specified times for a specified price. At each puttable date prior to the bond maturity, the investor may get the investment money back by selling the bond back to the issuer. This presentation gives an overview of puttable bond and valuation model. You can find more information at


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Puttable Bond and Vaulation Dmitry Popov FinPricing

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Puttable Bond Summary ◆ Puttable Bond Definition ◆ The Advantages of Puttable Bonds ◆ Puttable Bond Payoffs ◆ Valuation Model Selection Criteria ◆ LGM Model ◆ LGM Assumption ◆ LGM calibration ◆ Valuation Implementation ◆ A real world example

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Puttable Bond Puttable Bond Definition ◆ A puttable bond is a bond in which the investor has the right to sell the bond back to the issuer at specified times puttable dates for a specified price put price. ◆ At each puttable date prior to the bond maturity the investor may sell the bond back to its issuer and get the investment money back. ◆ The underlying bonds can be fixed rate bonds or floating rate bonds. ◆ A puttable bond can therefore be considered a vanilla underlying bond with an embedded Bermudan style option. ◆ Puttable bonds protect investors. Therefore a puttable bond normally pay the investor a lower coupon than a non-callable bond.

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Puttable bond Advantages of Puttable Bond ◆ Although a puttable bond is a lower income to the investor and an uncertainty to the issuer comparing to a regular bond it is actually quite attractive to both issuers and investors. ◆ For investors puttable bonds allow them to reduce interest costs at a future date should rate increase. ◆ For issuers puttable bonds allow them to pay a lower interest rate of return until the bonds are sold back. ◆ If interest rates have increased since the issuer first issues the bond the investor is like to put its current bond and reinvest it at a higher coupon.

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Puttable Bond Puttable Bond Payoffs ◆ At the bond maturity T the payoff of a Puttable bond is given by + max + where F – the principal or face value C – the coupon – the call price min x y – the minimum of x and y ◆ The payoff of the Puttable bond at any call date can be expressed as max where – continuation value at

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Puttable Bond Model Selection Criteria ◆ Given the valuation complexity of puttable bonds there is no closed form solution. Therefore we need to select an interest rate term structure model and a numerical solution to price them numerically. ◆ The selection of interest rate term structure models ◆ Popular interest rate term structure models: Hull-White Linear Gaussian Model LGM Quadratic Gaussian Model QGM Heath Jarrow Morton HJM Libor Market Model LMM. ◆ HJM and LMM are too complex. ◆ Hull-White is inaccurate for computing sensitivities. ◆ Therefore we choose either LGM or QGM.

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Puttable Bond Model Selection Criteria Cont ◆ The selection of numeric approaches ◆ After selecting a term structure model we need to choose a numerical approach to approximate the underlying stochastic process of the model. ◆ Commonly used numeric approaches are tree partial differential equation PDE lattice and Monte Carlo simulation. ◆ Tree and Monte Carlo are notorious for inaccuracy on sensitivity calculation. ◆ Therefore we choose either PDE or lattice. ◆ Our decision is to use LGM plus lattice.

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Puttable Bond LGM Model ◆ The dynamics where X is the single state variable and W is the Wiener process. ◆ The numeraire is given by + 0.5 2 / ◆ The zero coupon bond price is − − 0.5 2

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Puttable Bond LGM Assumption ◆ The LGM model is mathematically equivalent to the Hull-White model but offers ◆ Significant improvement of stability and accuracy for calibration. ◆ Significant improvement of stability and accuracy for sensitivity calculation. ◆ The state variable is normally distributed under the appropriate measure. ◆ The LGM model has only one stochastic driver one-factor thus changes in rates are perfected correlated.

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Puttable Bond LGM calibration ◆ Match today ’s curve At time t0 X00 and H00. Thus Z00TDT. In other words the LGM automatically fits today ’s discount curve. ◆ Select a group of market swaptions. ◆ Solve parameters by minimizing the relative error between the market swaption prices and the LGM model swaption prices.

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Puttable Bond Valuation Implementation ◆ Calibrate the LGM model. ◆ Create the lattice based on the LGM: the grid range should cover at least 3 standard deviations. ◆ Calculate the payoff of the puttable bond at each final note. ◆ Conduct backward induction process iteratively rolling back from final dates until reaching the valuation date. ◆ Compare exercise values with intrinsic values at each exercise date. ◆ The value at the valuation date is the price of the puttable bond.

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Puttable Bond A real world example Bond specification Puttable schedule Buy Sell Buy Put Price Notification Date Calendar NYC 100 1/26/2015 Coupon Type Fixed 100 7/25/2018 Currency USD First Coupon Date 7/30/2013 Interest Accrual Date 1/30/2013 Issue Date 1/30/2013 Last Coupon Date 1/30/2018 Maturity Date 7/30/2018 Settlement Lag 1 Face Value 100 Pay Receive Receive Day Count dc30360 Payment Frequency 6 Coupon 0.01

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