Moving Least Squares for Arbitrage-Free Price and Volatility Surfaces

  • Pascal HeiderEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 19)


To price exotic options consistently to market data, it is necessary to approximate the implied volatility surface (IVS) over the strike–maturity plane. To avoid mis-pricing and arbitrage strategies, the approximation must be arbitrage free. Based on the moving least squares (MLS) reconstruction, a numerical approach is presented in this paper to compute arbitrage-free surfaces which approximate observed market data.


Local Constraint Move Little Square Polynomial Space Local Volatility Traded Option 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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