We study the set of Davis (marginal utility-based) prices of a financial derivative in the case where the investor has a non-replicable random endowment. We give a new characterisation of the set of all such prices, and provide an example showing that even in the simplest of settings – such as Samuelson’s geometric Brownian motion model –, the interval of Davis prices is often a non-degenerate subinterval of the set of all no-arbitrage prices. This is in stark contrast to the case with a constant or replicable endowment where non-uniqueness of Davis prices is exceptional. We provide formulas for the endpoints of these intervals and illustrate the theory with several examples.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Incomplete markets
- Marginal utility-based pricing
- Unspanned endowment
- Utility maximisation