## Abstract

The authors gratefully acknowledge support from EPSRC grant number GR/S80202/01. Consider a financial market in which an agent trades with utility-induced restrictions on wealth. For a utility function which satisfies the condition of reasonable asymptotic elasticity at -oo, we prove that the utility-based superreplication price of an unbounded (but sufficiently integrable) contingent claim is equal to the supremum of its discounted expectations under pricing measures with finite loss-entropy. For an agent whose utility function is unbounded from above, the set of pricing measures with finite loss-entropy can be slightly larger than the set of pricing measures with finite entropy. Indeed, the former set is the closure of the latter under a suitable weak topology. Central to our proof is a proof of the duality between the cone of utility-based superreplicable contingent claims and the cone generated by pricing measures with finite loss-entropy. © Applied Probability Trust 2007.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 880-888 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Journal of Applied Probability |

Volume | 44 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Dec 2007 |

## Keywords

- Contingent claim
- Duality theory
- Incomplete market
- Superreplication
- Weak topology