|Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: 1360 East Hall (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Title: Continuous expansion of a filtration with a stochastic process: the information drift.
Abstract: In this joint work with Philip Protter we consider a general market with a semimartingale asset price and study the situation where an "insider" agent has access to a continuous flow of additional information generated by a stochastic process. Assuming no arbitrage conditions, the price process remains a semimartingale for the expanded filtration; it is then characterized by an (additional) information drift. The information drift is a key proxy to the statistical advantage provided by the additional information. The core of our results consists in a series of convergence theorems for semimartingale decompositions based on $L^p$ norms, which provides a representation of the information drift for continuous expansions. These tools are employed to study a new class of models for the information accessible to high-frequency traders.
Speaker: Leo Neufcourt