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# LinearGaussian2F class

Create two-factor additive Gaussian interest-rate model

## Description

The two-factor additive Gaussian interest rate-model is specified using the zero curve, a, b, sigma, eta, and rho parameters for these equations:

where is a two-dimensional Brownian motion with correlation ρ, and ϕ is a function chosen to match the initial zero curve.

## Construction

OBJ = LinearGaussian2F(ZeroCurve,a,b,sigma,eta,rho) constructs an object for a two-factor additive Gaussian interest-rate model.

For example:

```Settle = datenum('15-Dec-2007');
CurveTimes = [1:5 7 10 20]';
ZeroRates = [.01 .018 .024 .029 .033 .034 .035 .034]';

irdc = IRDataCurve('Zero',Settle,CurveDates,ZeroRates);

a = .07;
b = .5;
sigma = .01;
eta = .006;
rho = -.7;

G2PP = LinearGaussian2F(irdc,a,b,sigma,eta,rho);```

## Properties

The following properties are from the LinearGaussian2F class.

ZeroCurve

ZeroCurve is specified using IRDataCurve or RateSpec. This is the zero curve used to evolve the path of future interest rates.

Attributes:

 SetAccess public GetAccess public

a

Mean reversion for the first factor, specified either as a scalar or function handle which takes time as input and returns a scalar mean reversion value.

Attributes:

 SetAccess public GetAccess public

b

Mean reversion for the second factor, specified either as a scalar or as a function handle which takes time as input and returns a scalar mean reversion value.

Attributes:

 SetAccess public GetAccess public

sigma

Volatility for the first factor, specified either as a scalar or function handle which takes time as input and returns a scalar mean volatility.

Attributes:

 SetAccess public GetAccess public

eta

Volatility for the second factor specified, either as a scalar or function handle which takes time as input and returns a scalar mean volatility.

Attributes:

 SetAccess public GetAccess public

rho

Scalar correlation of the factors.

Attributes:

 SetAccess public GetAccess public

## Methods

 simTermStructs Simulate term structures for two-factor additive Gaussian interest-rate model

## Definitions

### Two-Factor Additive Gaussian Interest-Rate Model

Short-rate model based on two factors where the short rate is the sum of the two factors and a deterministic function, in this case ϕ(t), which is chosen to match the initial term structure.

## Copy Semantics

Value. To learn how value classes affect copy operations, see Copying Objects in the MATLAB® documentation.

## Examples

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### Construct a Two-Factor Additive Gaussian Interest-Rate Model

Construct a two-factor additive Gaussian interest-rate model.

```Settle = datenum('15-Dec-2007');
CurveTimes = [1:5 7 10 20]';
ZeroRates = [.01 .018 .024 .029 .033 .034 .035 .034]';

irdc = IRDataCurve('Zero',Settle,CurveDates,ZeroRates);

a = .07;
b = .5;
sigma = .01;
eta = .006;
rho = -.7;

G2PP = LinearGaussian2F(irdc,a,b,sigma,eta,rho)
```
```G2PP =

LinearGaussian2F with properties:

ZeroCurve: [1x1 IRDataCurve]
a: @(t,V)ina
b: @(t,V)inb
sigma: @(t,V)insigma
eta: @(t,V)ineta
rho: -0.7000

```

Use the simTermStructs method to simulate term structures based on the LinearGaussian2F model.

``` SimPaths = G2PP.simTermStructs(10,'nTrials',100);
```

## References

Brigo, D. and F. Mercurio, Interest Rate Models - Theory and Practice, Springer Finance, 2006.