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An application of capital allocation principles to operational risk

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  • Urbina, Jilber
  • Guillén, Montserrat

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The cost of operational risk refers to the capital needed to afford the loss generated by ordinary activities of a firm. In this work we demonstrate how allocation principles can be used to the subdivision of the aggregate capital so that the firm can distribute this cost across its various constituents that generate operational risk. Several capital allocation principles are revised. Proportional allocation allows to calculate a relative risk premium to be charged to each unit. An example of fraud risk in the banking sector is presented and some correlation scenarios between business lines are compared.

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  • Urbina, Jilber & Guillén, Montserrat, 2013. "An application of capital allocation principles to operational risk," MPRA Paper 75726, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2013.
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    Keywords

    Risk management Quantile Value at risk Unexpected losses;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies

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