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MPS-RR 2001-21
July 2001

Hyperbolic Processes in Finance


Michael Sørensen

Bo Martin Bibby


From the introduction:

Distributions that have tails heavier than the normal distribution are ubiquitous in finance. For purposes such as risk management and derivative pricing it is important to use relatively simple models that can capture the heavy tails and other relevant features of financial data. A class of distributions that is very often able to fit the distributions of financial data is the class of generalized hyperbolic distributions.

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This paper has now been published in S. Rachev (ed.): Handbook of Heavy Tailed Distributions in Finance, Elsevier Science, pp. 211 - 248.