Affiliations: [a] Ateneo De Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines | [b] MSU – Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan, Philippines
Corresponding author: Elvira P. De Lara-Tuprio, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines. Tel.: 632 426 6125; E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: The British option was first introduced by G. Peskir and F. Samee (2011). In a British option, the holder can enjoy the early exercise feature of American option whereupon his payoff is the ’best prediction’ of the European payoff given all the information up to the exercise date under the hypothesis that the true drift of the stock equals a specified contract drift. Consistent with the plain vanilla option, the authors considered the constant interest rate. In this paper, we will consider the pricing of the British put option in a stochastic interest rate environment, particularly the Vasicek model. We will derive a closed form expression for the arbitrage-free price in terms of the rational exercise boundary.
Keywords: British put option, american put option, european put option, arbitrage-free price, vasicek model, rational exercise boundary, geometric Brownian motion, optimal stopping time, free boundary problem2010 Mathematics Subject Classiffcation: 91G20, 60G40, 35R35