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Comparative Analyses of Expected Shortfall and Value-at-Risk (3): Their Validity under Market Stress


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  • Yamai, Yasuhiro

    (Institute for Monetary & Econ Studies, Bank of Japan)

  • Yoshiba, Toshinao

    (Institute for Monetary & Econ Studies, Bank of Japan)

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    In this paper, we compare value-at-risk (VaR) and expected shortfall under market stress. Assuming that the multivariate extreme value distribution represents asset returns under market stress, we simulate asset returns with this distribution. With these simulated asset returns, we examine whether market stress affects the properties of VaR and expected shortfall. Our findings are as follows. First, VaR and expected shortfall may underestimate the risk of securities with fat- tailed properties and a high potential for large losses. Second, VaR and expected shortfall may both disregard the tail dependence of asset returns. Third, expected shortfall has less of a problem in disregarding the fat tails and the tail dependence than VaR does.

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    Article provided by Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan in its journal Monetary and Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 3 (October)
    Pages: 181-237

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    Handle: RePEc:ime:imemes:v:20:y:2002:i:3:p:181-237

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    1. Wayne Tarrant, 2011. "Historical risk measures on stock market indices and energy markets," Papers 1111.4421,
    2. Dominique Guegan & Wayne Tarrant, 2010. "On the necessity of five risk measures," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 10005, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
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    4. Yamai, Yasuhiro & Yoshiba, Toshinao, 2005. "Value-at-risk versus expected shortfall: A practical perspective," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 997-1015, April.
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    7. Giannopoulos, Kostas & Tunaru, Radu, 2005. "Coherent risk measures under filtered historical simulation," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 979-996, April.
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