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2013 Explicit construction of a dynamic Bessel bridge of dimension $3$
Luciano Campi, Umut Cetin, Albina Danilova
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Electron. J. Probab. 18: 1-25 (2013). DOI: 10.1214/EJP.v18-1907


Given a deterministically time-changed Brownian motion $Z$ startingfrom $1$, whose time-change $V(t)$ satisfies $V(t) > t$ for all $t > 0$, we perform an explicit construction of a process $X$ which is Brownian motion in its own filtration and that hits zero for the first time at $V(\tau)$, where $\tau := \inf\{t>0: Z_t =0\}$. We also provide the semimartingale decomposition of $X$ under the filtration jointly generated by $X$ and $Z$. Our construction relies on a combination of enlargement of filtration and filtering techniques. The resulting process $X$ may be viewed as the analogue of a $3$-dimensional Bessel bridge starting from $1$ at time $0$ and ending at $0$ at the random time $V(\tau)$. We call this a <em>dynamic Bessel bridge</em> since $V(\tau)$ is not known in advance. Our study is motivated by insider trading models with default risk, where the insider observes the firm's value continuously on time. The financial application, which uses results proved in the present paper, has been developed in a companion paper.


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Luciano Campi. Umut Cetin. Albina Danilova. "Explicit construction of a dynamic Bessel bridge of dimension $3$." Electron. J. Probab. 18 1 - 25, 2013.


Accepted: 27 February 2013; Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 4 June 2016

zbMATH: 1290.60075
MathSciNet: MR3035758
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/EJP.v18-1907

Keywords: credit risk , Dynamic Bessel bridge , Enlargement of filtrations , filtering insider trading

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