# Simulation scheme for SABR beside the standard Euler discretization

QUESTION: Beside Euler Scheme, is there another more robust (and preferably easy to implement) way to simulate asset path with SABR dynamics? Simulation that will withstand even for high volatilities.

The method I am talking about is presented here:

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$$\alpha=0.15$$, $$\beta=0.5$$, $$\rho = -0.6$$, $$v=2.5$$. $$v$$ is the vol-of-vol parameter.

I have implemented this method to simulate from SABR: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.296.732&rep=rep1&type=pdf (slide 12: Monte Carlo simulation of SABR)

By Hagans orignial formula I can compute the implied volatility for $$T=2,f_o=spot=100, K=strike=95$$ $$IV_{SABR}=0.07786$$. Putting this into a Black Scholes call price forum (with interest rate zero) we get $$C_{BS}(f_0,K,T,r=0, πΌπ_{ππ΄π΅π })=7.2364$$ Let us use that as our benchmark.

$$C_{BS}(f_0,K,T,r=0, πΌπ_{ππ΄π΅π })=E^{Q^*}_0[(f_T-K)^+]$$where under $$Q^*$$, $$f$$ has the SABR dynamics $$\left(df_t=\sigma_tf_T^\beta dW_t,d\sigma_t= v\sigma_t dV_t.... \text{ etc} \right)$$.

When I run the simulation with timestep $$dt=0.001$$ and $$n=10000$$ simulations, take the mean value to estimate $$E^{Q^*}_0[(f_T-K)^+]$$ I get $$5.5637$$ which is far from the benchmark at 7.2. Hence this method is not ideal with these parameters. I have tried to increase the number of simulations and decrease timestep.

In general, with high volatility $$\alpha,v$$ then this method is not a good simulation scheme. When $$\alpha,v$$ is low then there is no problem.