Viewing Risk Measures as information
AbstractRegulation and Risk management in banks depend on underlying risk measures. In general this is the only purpose that is seen for risk measures. In this paper, we suggest that the reporting of risk measures can be used to determine the loss distribution function for a financial entity. We demonstrate that a lack of sufficient information can lead to ambiguous risk situations. We give examples, showing the need for the reporting of multiple risk measures in order to determine a bank's loss distribution. We conclude by suggesting a regulatory requirement of multiple risk measures being reported by banks, giving specific recommendations.
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Risk measure; Value at Risk; bank capital; Basel II accord;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-11-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2011-11-21 (Banking)
- NEP-REG-2011-11-21 (Regulation)
- NEP-RMG-2011-11-21 (Risk Management)
- NEP-UPT-2011-11-21 (Utility Models & Prospect Theory)
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