Philippe Bergault

Philippe Bergault
Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne | UNiVPARIS1 · Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (CES)

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In FX cash markets, market makers provide liquidity to clients for a wide variety of currency pairs. Because of flow uncertainty and market volatility, they face inventory risk. To mitigate this risk, they typically skew their prices to attract or divert the flow and trade with their peers on the dealer-to-dealer segment of the market for hedging p...
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We design a market-making model \`a la Avellaneda-Stoikov in which the market-takers act strategically, in the sense that they design their trading strategy based on an exogenous trading signal. The market-maker chooses her quotes based on the average market-takers' behaviour, modelled through a mean-field interaction. We derive, up to the resoluti...
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Dealers make money by providing liquidity to clients but face flow uncertainty and thus price risk. They can efficiently skew their prices and wait for clients to mitigate risk (internalization), or trade with other dealers in the open market to hedge their position and reduce their inventory (externalization). Of course, the better control associa...
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With the fragmentation of electronic markets, exchanges are now competing in order to attract trading activity on their platform. Consequently, they developed several regulatory tools to control liquidity provision / consumption on their liquidity pool. In this paper, we study the problem of an exchange using incentives in order to increase market...
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In OTC markets, one of the main tasks of dealers / market makers consists in providing prices at which they agree to buy and sell the assets and securities they have in their scope. With ever increasing trading volume, this quoting task has to be done algorithmically. Over the last ten years, many market making models have been designed that can be...
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On a given market, a market maker is in charge of providing liquidity for one (or more) asset(s) by proposing at all time a price at which she is ready to buy the asset and a price at which she is ready to sell it. The market maker aims at maximzing her expected PnL, while controlling the risk to which she is exposed. Mathematically, this translate...
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In recent years, academics, regulators, and market practitioners have increasingly addressed liquidity issues. Amongst the numerous problems addressed, the optimal execution of large orders is probably the one that has attracted the most research works, mainly in the case of single-asset portfolios. In practice, however, optimal execution problems...
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In this article, we tackle the problem of a market maker in charge of a book of options on a single liquid underlying asset. By using an approximation of the portfolio in terms of its vega, we show that the seemingly high-dimensional stochastic optimal control problem of an option market maker is in fact tractable. More precisely, when volatility i...
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In most over‐the‐counter (OTC) markets, a small number of market makers provide liquidity to other market participants. More precisely, for a list of assets, they set prices at which they agree to buy and sell. Market makers face therefore an interesting optimization problem: They need to choose bid and ask prices for making money while mitigating...
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The tick size, which is the smallest increment between two consecutive prices for a given asset, is a key parameter of market microstructure. In particular, the behavior of high frequency market makers is highly related to its value. We take the point of view of an exchange and investigate the relevance of having different tick sizes on the bid and...
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In this article, we tackle the problem of a market maker in charge of a book of equity derivatives on a single liquid underlying asset. By using an approximation of the portfolio in terms of its vega, we show that the seemingly high-dimensional stochastic optimal control problem of an equity option market maker is in fact tractable. More precisely,...
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In most OTC markets, a small number of market makers provide liquidity to clients from the buy side. More precisely, they set prices at which they agree to buy and sell the assets they cover. Market makers face therefore an interesting optimization problem: they need to choose bid and ask prices for making money out of their bid-ask spread while mi...

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