Predicting asset price correlation for dynamic hedging

Dynamic hedging requires prediction of correlations and “betas” across asset classes and contracts. A new paper on dynamic currency hedging proposes two enhancements of traditional regression for this purpose. The first is the use of option-implied volatilities, which are plausibly related to future actual volatility and correlation across assets. The second enhancement is the use of parameter shrinkage in regression estimation (LASSO method), which mitigates the risk of overfitting.