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Correlation in GARCH model

I don't think I have ever come across the concept of stochastic correlation so I imagine it's not very widespread, but I had the idea to implement a Monte Carlo VaR model for a portfolio of stocks by ...
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How does delta-gamma VaR work in practice and when can it be preferable to Monte-Carlo VaR?

So I will start off by just stating my understanding of the two methods through some examples and lead that into my question. Hopefully it is correct but if not then perhaps the answer to my question ...
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Value at Risk for portfolio with different maturities

I am new to StackExchange and relatively new to quantitative finance. I work at a commodity trading company and we have an extensive portfolio of futures and options on commodities (traded on the CME, ...
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Can value at risk be computed using downside deviation?

Value at risk is usually computed with a regular standard deviation. But can it be computed using downside deviation (semi-deviation) instead? Particularly if I want to consider a Var that includes ...
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99.97% Percentile VaR Approximation

I have been working with a group which references a 99.97% 10-day VaR figure. They calculate this value via a 99% 1-day historical simulation over 500 days and then scale it under the assumption of a ...
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Interpretation of $\alpha$ (confidence level) in mean CVaR optimization

How are an investors risk preferences related to $\alpha \in (0,1)$ in a mean CVaR optimization? Would a risk averse investor choose a higher value of $\alpha$, and if so why? My understanding is, ...
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Analytical portfolio optimization for VaR under multivariate normality

Given a set of assets with returns following a multivariate normal distribution with a known mean vector and a known covariance matrix, $$ r \sim N(\mu,\Sigma), $$ I want to find optimal portfolio ...
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Absolute and Relative Value at Risk

Is it correct to calculate the VaR as 99% max between loss and profit. E.g. if 99% VaR on the loss side of the distribution is -100, and on the positive side of the distribution there is a value ...
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Stop-Loss strategies

Does anyone know some bibliography about the problems or limitations of using Stop-Loss strategies in a portfolio? Let me explain better: for example you can have a portfolio of 30 stocks from ...
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Backtesting a stock scoring model

I'm working on a simple stock scoring model consisiting of 3 factors: 1.market cap 2.liquidity of the stock 3.the value at risk we defined 3 intervals for each factor and we assigned the ...
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Portfolio optimization w.r.t. value at risk: introductory or survey references

I am looking for references introducing the problem of portfolio optimization when the target characteristic is value at risk. A textbook treatment would be great. Surveys on the topic are also ...
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Estimator for Conditional value at risk (average value at risk)

I am following a book: Advanced Stochastic Models, Risk Assessment, and Portfolio Optimization by Svetlozar T. Rachev, Stoyan V. Stoyanov, Frank J. Fabozzi I'm learning about average value at risk. ...
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How to calculate value at risk in accordance with Basel?

I would greatly appreciate if you could let me know whether Value at Risk should be calculated for net open position (foreign currency assets-foreign currency liabilities) or for foreign currency cash?...
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Block maxima estimation of Expected Shortfall

I want to calculate the expected shortfall of a return series with the block maxima (BM, link) method in Extreme Value Theory, however I can't seem to find out how this should be done. All papers I'...
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understanding Value-at-Risk correclty

The are several types how to calculate the VaR. I am focussing on the method of calculation the VaR in percentage. $VaR=I*z*std*\sqrt{t}$ This gives the VaR in €. I have the z-value, the daily ...
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CVaR formulation

I am a research intern and I am working on a topic about a profit maximization of a risk-averse newsvendor by using Conditional Value-at-Risk.The problem is that I found different expressions of CVaR. ...
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From risk limits to pnl projection?

As a fresh risk manager, today I got an assignment to check whether our risk measurements / limits are setup properly (whether the limits are so tight that affect our p&l) . Better if I can ...
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Approximation of portfolio VaR (after mapping) when Delta and Gamma both equal zero

As titled, I am having trouble estimating the VaR of a portfolio mapped as a function of a single risk factor $S$, in the form : $$V(S) = S^3 - 30S^2 + 300S + 150$$ with current value $S = 10$. $S$...
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How to add Risks-Not-In-VaR (RNIV) to VaR under Basel III

I am trying to generate/prove the magnitude of the over-conservativeness of the regulatory VaR (internal models) under Basel III against what a more accurate VaR would be. However, I can't seem to ...
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PCA on a portfolio of spot and forward contracts

I have a portfolio of spot and FX forwards on various currencies all based to AUD. I need to able to quantify how the changes in amount, tilt and curvature of the AUD curve would impact my p/l. ...
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How can I manually calculate the VAR of a call and put portfolio?

How would I solve the following question? Im unsure how to estimate the stock price using MCS.
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Historical Simulation of Bond, Stock and Option Portfolio

If I have a portfolio consisting of 1-one stock of unit price equal to S, 2-one 9% coupon American bond with 20 years to maturity and a par value of $1000, 3-and one European call option on the ...
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How to measure specific risk charge?

IFRS requires banks to compute different risks including market risk based on Basel iii. To do so, the capital requirement is defined as follows: $$max(VaR_{t−1},m_c × VaR_{avg}) + SRC$$ $SRC$ is ...
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Modified Sharpe ratio

I would like to model different type of investors, hence I need to find some kind of utility functions to optimize. Apart from very abstract exponential utility function, I couldn't find any proper ...
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Prove Subadditivity - Entropic Value at Risk

Any insight in how to prove the following risk measure is subadditive? $\rho_{1-\alpha}(X) = \inf_{z>0}\{z^{-1}\ln(\frac{E[e^{zX}]}{\alpha})\}$, with $\alpha \in ]0,1]$ I want to prove it is a ...
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Opposite of Value-at-Risk. Criteria for Optimization

I'm trying to optimize portfolio of undervalued and portfolio of overvalued stocks. I have simulated scenarios of stock returns, and based on them I would like to find optimal weights. One criteria is ...
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Risk Measure-identication

Let X be a variable with existing moment generating function $M_x(z)=E[e^{zX}]$. Define the following risk measure: $\rho_{\alpha}(X)=inf_{z>0}(z^{-1}ln(\frac{M_x(z)}{1-\alpha}))$ Does anyone know ...
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1 day VaR vs 10 day VaR

Even while using historical simulation VaR, 1 day VaR is converted into 10 day VaR by multiplying 1 day VaR by Sqrt(10) for regulatory reporting purposes. What are the underlying assumptions for ...
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Compute the VaR from NPV (Net present value)? [closed]

A client is evaluating an investment in Indochina requiring an initial expenditure (period 0) of 10,000, and which then in periods 1 and 2 gives a benefit V1 and V2. Assume that the discount rate to ...
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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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Historical VaR for shares in foreign currency

I'm currently studying John Hull's [1] example on historical value at risk for portfolio consisting of four stock indices. In this example Hull converts the prices of the stock indices to the home ...
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The VaR of a portfolio with Student t returns

A portfolio consists of 300 stocks,150 of A and 150 of B, their annualized covariance matrix is as following: $\begin{pmatrix} 0.09 & 0.018\\ 0.018 & 0.04 \end{pmatrix}$ Thoese two stocks ...
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Does it make sense to subtract VaR from spot shocks?

I have a model to compute the Event Risk (in dollars) from a shock to the spot price of an asset. I also have the 10-day VaR PnL for the same assets returns. These two numbers are then aggregated to ...
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Value-at-Risk for a portfolio model with Gearing

My models: Say I want to construct a portfolio so I maximize my expected return while keeping my risk (measured by Value-at-Risk) lower than my risk target. $$\max \sum x_i \mu_i \\ VaR_{0.05} \leq \...
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Methods for calculating Expected shortfall

Let B1, B2 be two defaultable zero-coupon bonds maturing in 1 year, each with a face value of $100. Assume: each bond is priced at 90 dollars each bond has a 4% probability to default within 1 year ...
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How do I compute Value at Risk of a European call option?

Consider a European call option on a non-dividend paying stock, where the option has strike K = 100 and expiry T = 0.25, i.e. the option expires 3 months from now. The option is on a single share. The ...
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VaR of ARCH model

Consider the following: $r_t = \theta r_{t-1}+u_t$ $u_t=\sigma_t\epsilon_t$ $\sigma^2_t=\omega+\alpha u^2_{t-1}$ $-1<\theta<1,\omega>0,\alpha \in(0,1)$ What is the 99% 2-day VaR of a ...
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Value-at-risk and Equity delta

How to validate value-at-risk calculation on an equity portfolio using equity sensitivities? I don't have trouble doing that for rates instruments or options but I don't know which underlying risk ...
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Monte Carlo VAR with differente asset classes

I have found a very useful post regarding the use of Monte Carlo simulaton to obtain portfolio Value at risk, based on Cholesky decomposition, random variates, etc. This post I'm talking about is: Is ...
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Scenario generation for Value at risk: How to interpret the scenarios

This is a a simple and rather pratical approach and not theoretical. Let's assumes I have generated 250 scenarios for a given fixed portfolio. Hence we assume that the asset returns can result in 250 ...
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Computing Montecarlo VaR for a single asset

I'm trying to understand the procedure to compute the Value-at-Risk for a single asset by implementing the Montecarlo technique. Here it follows the procedure step-by-step in 5 points: selecting the ...
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Variance-Covariance VaR: how to get the volatility?

Because the variance-covariance VaR assumes that the returns are normally distributed, in theory it is easy to get VaR by simply finding the mean and the volatility (standard deviation) of the ...
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Delta-Gamma VaR question on inputs (do I need only one delta or the delta for the past 500 days?)

When calculating a VaR using the Delta-Gamma approach, I am supposed to use this formula: ∆(V) = Delta * ∆(X) + 0.5 * Gamma * ∆(X)² where: ∆(V) = change in value of the asset in portfolio ∆(X) = ...
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Procedures to follow when VaR model fails backtest

I was wondering what the correct procedure is to follow when a VaR model fails a backtest (either conditional coverage and/or independence tests)? Assuming I am restricted to using a historical VaR ...
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How to prove the following relation of Conditional Value-at-Risk and Value-at-Risk?

How to prove the following relation of Conditional Value-at-Risk $\text{CVaR}_{\alpha}(X)$ and Value-at-Risk $\text{VaR}_{\alpha}(X)$, \begin{equation} \text{CVaR}_{\alpha}(X) = \text{VaR}_{\alpha}(X)+...
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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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Value at Risk for normal r.v. with shock (regimes)

I am struggling to understand how was this simple Value-at-Risk calculated. It's Example 1 in Daníelsson, Jón, et al. "Fat tails, VaR and subadditivity." Journal of econometrics 172.2 (2013): 283-291 (...
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How to calculate $\frac{\partial\ \text{CVaR}_{\alpha}(\min(X,d))}{\partial d}$ and $\frac{\partial\ \text{VaR}_{\alpha}(\min(X,d))}{\partial d}$?

How to calculate $\frac{\partial\ \text{CVaR}_{\alpha}(\min(X,d))}{\partial d}$ and $\frac{\partial\ \text{VaR}_{\alpha}(\min(X,d))}{\partial d}$? Here, $\text{CVaR}$ is short for Conditional Value-...
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How to compute a single Value-at-Risk (a single quantile) of portfolio returns taking into account correlation between individual returns?

Introduction My goal is to retrieve a single Value-at-Risk (VaR) of a N(0, H) random variable $X$ at the $\alpha \in (0,1)$ confidence level where H is a known d-dimensional positive definite matrix ...
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Hedger's utility function associated with minimizing value at risk

What must be the general shape of a hedger's utility function if the hedger is minimizing value at risk? What is a simple example of such a utility function?