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On the Impossibility of Fair Risk Allocation

  • Peter Csoka

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    (Institute of Economics - Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

  • Miklos Pinter

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    (Department of Mathematics - Corvinus University of Budapest)

Measuring and allocating risk properly are crucial for performance evaluation and internal capital allocation of portfolios held by banks, insurance companies, investment funds and other entities subject to financial risk. We show that by using coherent measures of risk it is impossible to allocate risk satisfying the natural requirements of (Solution) Core Compatibility, Equal Treatment Property and Strong Monotonicity. To obtain the result we characterize the Shapley value on the class of totally balanced games and also on the class of exact games. Our result can also be seen as a downside of coherent measures of risk.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in its series IEHAS Discussion Papers with number 1117.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2011
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Handle: RePEc:has:discpr:1117
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