Statistical rehabilitation of improper correlation matrices
AbstractThe simplest way to describe the dependence for a set of financial assets is their correlation matrix. This correlation matrix can be improper when it is specified element-wise. We describe a new method for obtaining a positive definite correlation matrix starting from an improper one. The expert's opinion and trust in each pairwise correlation is described by a beta distribution. Then, by combining these individual distributions, a joint distribution over the space of positive definite correlation matrices is obtained using Cholesky factorization, and its mode constitutes the new proper correlation matrix. The optimization is complemented by a visual representation of the entries that were most affected by the legalization procedure. We also sketch a Bayesian approach to the same problem.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Quantitative Finance.
Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RQUF20
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.