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Questions tagged [risk-management]

The identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks, followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.

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Value-at-Risk theory papers

I am looking for some papers related to the value-at-risk theory. I would like to focus on mathematical aspects of VaR. I would like to read something about modern approaches to VaR (maybe using ...
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How does one make money from CVA (Credit Valuation Adjustment)?

I am new to Quantitative Finance but have been doing a lot of reading on Counterparty Credit Risk. I understand the definition of CVA being: "the difference between the risk-free portfolio value ...
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Example of Coherent Risk measure with Compact Representation

Every coherent risk measure $\rho$ can be represented as $$ \rho(X)\triangleq \sup_{Q \in \mathcal{Q}} \mathbb{E}\left[ -X \right], $$ for a set of probability measures $\mathcal{Q}$ defined on the ...
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How to check if a portfolio has momentum bias

I am wondering what methodology exists to check if a fund/portfolio is having momentum bias or chasing the past performance, assuming you have their full returns and full portfolio holdings for past ...
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Risk mapping a zero-coupon bond portfolio

I'm trying to understand example 2.6 taken from McNeil and Embrechts "Quantitative Risk Management". The example consists of obtaining the risk mapping of a portfolio of $d$ zero-coupon bonds. The ...
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Co-variance of Portfolio A with Portfolio B

I'm trying to calculate the correlation between two separate portfolios. I've used A*COV(AB)*B to calculate the co-variance of each portfolio where: A = Array ...
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How to test the linearity assumption of a model?

Let's say I want to have a model that projects income over a stressed period. I have a marked-to-market component that shows the P&L of trading book positions during this stressed period. Along ...
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Retail Algorithmic Trading

Is it possible for the retail algo traders to take the same approach to risk management as the larger quant funds? is there a risk management budget imposed on the trader beyond that which they impose ...
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Kelly criterion for normally distributed returns

If the returns of my strategy are distributed like 𝒩[μ,σ], what is the optimal fraction of capital to invest in each single trade, as a function μ and σ? Help! PS. I know that normally distributed ...
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Full Revaluation vs Factor-based Model for risk management

I am looking for literature on comparison of these two approaches. It looks like many places are using some type of Factor-based Model (Barra, Axioma, Northfield, etc.) for risk management purposes. ...
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How to determine the optimal start capital for a strategy?

Suppose my strategy generates a stream of daily profits distributed like 𝒩[μ=1€, σ=10€]. Intuitively, if I trade with 10€ start capital: I could very well be ruined on the first day, if the first ...
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Reference: Journal on Risk Measures

I'm wondering, where can I find a list of the journals which specialize (partly) in publishing risk-measure related topics? If no such standard list exists, what are some top and mid-tier journals ...
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Which market developments are we likely to see within the next years?

I am working on an analysis to estimate financial risks, especially for pension funds. More specifically, I am trying to define some stress scenarios which could have an affect on the solvency of a ...
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Construct a butterfly interest rate portfolio to eliminate PCA exposures

I have data from 2012 to 2016 for interest rates whose term range from 2 month to 30 years, a total of 10 Principal components can be calculated. Then I want to construct a portfolio, $$WFLY = w_1 *5Y ...
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GARCH(1,1) and Value at Risk: Rolling window or non-overlapping samples

Currently studying on financial risk management. I want to test different methods of VaR estimation. I want to model volatility using a GARCH(1,1) model. My question is what should the size of the ...
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Position Sizing Algorithm for Multi Asset Portfolio

I'm currently working on a position sizing algorithm for my trading system. By combining fixed ratio money management and setting the stop loss based on the current ATR value I receive reasonable ...
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When estimating P/L through greeks based on zero rate curves, does it contain time (theta) PNL?

Suppose on day 1 we calculate a delta wrt. a point on an interest curve of zero rates, we then let 1 day pass, recalculate the interest curve of zero rates with the same bonds (though now day 20 bond ...
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Hull White help needed

I've been trying to calibrate Hull-White 1 Factor & 2 Factor model using Caps but I've some major doubts about my methodology, and would really appreciate some help. I am using these formulas ...
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How is internal risk transfer different than moving from banking book to trading book?

Reading the FRTB paper, I'm not clear on what an internal risk transfer is. To me, it sounds like moving an asset from the banking book to the trading book or vice versa.
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Risk management tools for long term Gamma/Vega sellers subject to margin calls

TL;DR: if you're a retail investor and you systematically sell long-term vertical spreads while staying Delta-neutral, your main risk comes from Vega and the Gamma of opening gaps that can throw you ...
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How to calculate the multi-asset class portfolio vega?

I am viewing a risk report of a hedge fund and the portfolio vega seems to be a plain summation of the vegas of the different asset classes the fund invests in (i.e. Equity, Credit etc) As far as I ...
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Klein and Chow Orthogonal Transformation - Lowdin Orthogonalization

I've doing research on the orthogonal transformation in Orthogonalized Equity Risk Premia and Systematic Risk Decomposition They borrow a mathematical technique called symmetric orthogonalization ...
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Pricing default risk in cryptos

I'm looking to figure out how to price "insurance" against a counter-party defaulting in an OTC cryptocurrency transaction. I think the first measure would be to calculate VaR? I'm planning on ...
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Statistical methods to compare two financial series data

I have two financial series data, x and x', where x' was formed form ...
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Risk attribution model without weights data

I was just wondering if there are risk attribution model that does not require the asset weights data. It appears that most risk attribution models do require asset weight data. I am looking for model ...
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Calculating daily underlying move from options volatility?

My broker has provided a risk report that shows our options book shocked at various standard deviation moves of the underlying. Their report has the future at $66.64, ATM Vol at 23.74% with 2 days ...
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Constrained Optimization for performance attribution

I am trying to perform constrained opmitization for portfolio performance attribution analysis. Specifically, I am trying to determine the impact of sectors performance on the S&P 500 index. Min ...
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Backtest Portfolio Analysis

I actually finished an algorithm that i can use to extract all the trades for each stock (each file for each stock). Essentially, i run this code on Excel where there are the input about one stock, ...
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How to compute the portfolio risk when weights are negative?

In QMiF (p. 239) , the variance of a portfolio is defined as: V(R) = w'Vw = w'DCDw = x'Cx Does this formula hold if the weights are negative (i.e., short)? For example, if I have a 5x5 covariance ...
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Absorption ratio by Mark Kritzman

In Principal Components as a measure of systemic risk, the author Mark Kritzman defines absorption ratio (AR) as the fraction of the total variance of a set of asset returns explained or absorbed by a ...
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CreditGrades model calibration and initial values

Currently doing a project on structural models, and I want to apply the CreditGrades model. My question is what values are the parameters going to take, in order to update the implied probability of ...
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Calculating Flat Price Risk for Physical Commodity Trades

I've been reading Craig Pirrongs Economics of Trading Firms published by Trafigura: https://www.trafigura.com/media/1364/economics-commodity-trading-firms.pdf Very informative read. The point I have ...
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Jump diffusion model and Firm probability of default

I want to examine whether corporate events affect firm's probability of default. My initial thought was a jump diffusion model, although in the literature, the only work I found, involved CDS market ...
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Using option pricing methods to model real asset liquidity

Liquidity risk (in the sense of asset exit risk) is warranted on investments that may not be easily divested at the going market or fair-value price. I am looking at a portfolio of private assets ...
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Risk Parity / Equal Risk Contribution with Tail Risk Measures

Risk Parity or (synonymous) Equal Risk Contribution is an approach to portfolio construction which could work in theory with a broad class of risk measures. Yet, all references I have found so far ...
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z-score of an active return with a no-volatility benchmark

I don't know how to approach the problem I am having. Basically, the statement I am trying to make is: the fund's return is X standard distribution away from the mean. Normally, for a single fund, ...
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Altman Z-Scoring and unknown variables [closed]

Assume we have the known Altman Z-Scoring model $Z= 0.012X_1 + 0.014X_2 + 0.033X_3 + 0.006X_4 + 0.999X_5$ But the variables $X_i ,i=1,2,3,4,5$ are unknown. Is it statistically correct to make an ...
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DCCfit speed up formula

I am estimating the covariance matrix by using GARCH DCC model with function dccfit from package rmgarch. My code is something like: library(rugarch) library(rmgarch) ...
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Cramer-Lundberg: Adjustment coefficient does not exist

The question is about Ruin theory and the Cramer-Lundberg model. I am wondering if there is an example of distribution where the MGF is finite, but the adjustment coefficient does not exist. Can you ...
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Using Normal Distribution to forecast active return

I wanted advice on how to go about forecasting active return via a standard normal distribution, The asset is a security with annual volatility of 6%. The benchmark is a 5% annual return with 0% ...
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Value-at-Risk and dividend payments

How should dividends be considered when computing Value-at-Risk for a stock portfolio using Historic data. To simplify let's consider a very simple portfolio of one long position on a stock. My VaR ...
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question concerning SMM and CPR in prepayment model

assume that I have a monthly time series of SMMs (single-month mortalities) $(SMM_t)_{t \in \{1,\dots,T\}}$. My goal is to determine one single CPR (constant prepayment rate) from that. I see two ...
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Stop loss strategy using options

I normally trade stocks using Robinhood, and use a simple stop loss strategy for 2:1 P/L trades. I recently got invited to use their options via their phone app, and was interested in trading some ...
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Semivariance calculation (downside deviation)

what is the accurate formula for semivariance? I see two versions up to now: this version which considers as N (denominator) all the numbers over/under the mean-or any other number. This is the ...
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How can I find what Loss Given Default to use

I want to come up with the appropriate loss given default for a commodity derivative in my CVA calculation. would anyone know where I can find this information?
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Where can I find free security and derivative pricing software?

I am looking for a free derivative valuation software that can compute value and sensitivities. It should be easy and straightforward to use, e.g., I can get results by supplying market data and trade ...
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Measuring interest rate sensitivity for illiquid private investments?

There seems to be surprisingly little literature on this topic. If you had a portfolio consisting of an unlisted illiquid private asset class (eg private real estate, direct infrastructure or private ...
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Risk Management methods for Stock portfolio with ~30 stocks

What is ideal Risk Management method/methods s for stock portfolios with 25-30 stocks and around 50.000 USD invested in those stocks. Every stock bought will be kept in the portfolio for 1 to 12 ...
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Structured product sellers and div swaps

From a Barclays primer on dividend swaps: We note that for shorter periods of time, implied dividends can be more volatile than spot as dividends often trade away from ...
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Multiple regression on hedge fund returns

I have a data set of long/short equity hedge funds returns and their associated benchmarks (market indices). I need to form multiple regression on the fund returns using the benchmarks returns as ...