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VaR-x: Fat Tails in Financial Risk Management

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  • Huisman, R.
  • Koedijik, K.G.
  • Pownall, R.A.J.

Abstract

To ensure a competent regulatory framework with respect to Value-at-Risk for Establishing Bank's capital adequacy requirements, as promoted by the Basle Committee, then the parametrical approach to estimate VaR needs to incorporte fat tails, apparent in the return distributions of financial assets. This paper provides a simple method to obtain accurate parametric VaR-x mesures, by including a specific measure for the tail fatness of an asset's return distribution.

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  • Huisman, R. & Koedijik, K.G. & Pownall, R.A.J., 1998. "VaR-x: Fat Tails in Financial Risk Management," Papers 98-54, Southern California - School of Business Administration.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:socabu:98-54
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    Keywords

    RISK ; MANAGEMENT ; FINANCIAL MARKET;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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