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Risk allocation under liquidity constraints

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  • Herings P.J.J.
  • Csóka P.

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Risk allocation games are cooperative games that are used to attribute the risk of a financial entity to its divisions. In this paper, we extend the literature on risk allocation games by incorporating liquidity considerations. A liquidity policy specifies state-dependent liquidity requirements that a portfolio should obey. To comply with the liquidity policy, a financial entity may have to liquidate part of its assets, which is costly. The definition of a risk allocation game under liquidity constraints is not straight-forward, since the presence of a liquidity policy leads to externalities. We argue that the standard worst case approach should not be used here and present an alternative definition. We show that the resulting class of transferable utility games coincides with the class of totally balanced games. It follows from our results that also when taking liquidity considerations into account there is always a stable way to allocate

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  • Herings P.J.J. & Csóka P., 2013. "Risk allocation under liquidity constraints," Research Memorandum 057, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).
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    1. Hougaard, Jens Leth & Smilgins, Aleksandrs, 2016. "Risk capital allocation with autonomous subunits: The Lorenz set," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 151-157.
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    3. Balog, Dóra & Bátyi, Tamás László & Csóka, Péter & Pintér, Miklós, 2017. "Properties and comparison of risk capital allocation methods," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 259(2), pages 614-625.

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    Keywords

    Cooperative Games; General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data);

    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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