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Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Philippe Jorion and others published Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk. Value at Risk: The New Benchmark for Managing Financial Risk, 3rd Edition (): Philippe Jorion: Books. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Philippe Jorion is a professor of finance at the University of California, Irvine. Editor in chief of the Journal of Risk, Jorion is a .

For example, if an institution holds a loan that declines in market price because interest rates go up, but has no change in cash flows or credit quality, some systems do not recognize a loss. Also some try to incorporate the economic cost of harm not measured in daily financial statements , such as loss of market confidence or employee morale, impairment of brand names or lawsuits.

A common alternative metrics is expected shortfall. In , Philippe Jorion wrote : [19] [T]he greatest benefit of VAR lies in the imposition of a structured methodology for critically thinking about risk. Institutions that go through the process of computing their VAR are forced to confront their exposure to financial risks and to set up a proper risk management function.

Thus the process of getting to VAR may be as important as the number itself. Publishing a daily number, on-time and with specified statistical properties holds every part of a trading organization to a high objective standard.

Robust backup systems and default assumptions must be implemented. Positions that are reported, modeled or priced incorrectly stand out, as do data feeds that are inaccurate or late and systems that are too-frequently down.

Anything that affects profit and loss that is left out of other reports will show up either in inflated VaR or excessive VaR breaks.

Inside the VaR limit, conventional statistical methods are reliable.

Relatively short-term and specific data can be used for analysis. Probability estimates are meaningful, because there are enough data to test them. In a sense, there is no true risk because you have a sum of many independent observations with a left bound on the outcome.

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A casino doesn't worry about whether red or black will come up on the next roulette spin. Risk managers encourage productive risk-taking in this regime, because there is little true cost. People tend to worry too much about these risks, because they happen frequently, and not enough about what might happen on the worst days.

Risk should be analyzed with stress testing based on long-term and broad market data.

The risk manager should concentrate instead on making sure good plans are in place to limit the loss if possible, and to survive the loss if not. You expect periodic VaR breaks. The loss distribution typically has fat tails , and you might get more than one break in a short period of time.

Moreover, markets may be abnormal and trading may exacerbate losses, and you may take losses not measured in daily marks such as lawsuits, loss of employee morale and market confidence and impairment of brand names. So an institution that can't deal with three times VaR losses as routine events probably won't survive long enough to put a VaR system in place.

Three to ten times VaR is the range for stress testing.

Institutions should be confident they have examined all the foreseeable events that will cause losses in this range, and are prepared to survive them. Foreseeable events should not cause losses beyond ten times VaR. If they do they should be hedged or insured, or the business plan should be changed to avoid them, or VaR should be increased. It's hard to run a business if foreseeable losses are orders of magnitude larger than very large everyday losses.

It's hard to plan for these events, because they are out of scale with daily experience. Of course there will be unforeseeable losses more than ten times VaR, but it's pointless to anticipate them, you can't know much about them and it results in needless worrying. Better to hope that the discipline of preparing for all foreseeable three-to-ten times VaR losses will improve chances for surviving the unforeseen and larger losses that inevitably occur.

VaR is the border. Within any portfolio it is also possible to isolate specific position that might better hedge the portfolio to reduce, and minimise, the VaR. An example of market-maker employed strategies for trading linear interest rate derivatives and interest rate swaps portfolios is cited.

Backtesting[ edit ] A key advantage to VaR over most other measures of risk such as expected shortfall is the availability several backtesting procedures for validating a set of VaR forecasts. Early examples of backtests can be found in Christoffersen , [30] later generalized by Pajhede , [31] which models a "hit-sequence" of losses greater than the VaR and proceed to tests for these "hits" to be independent from one another and with a correct probability of occurring.

A number of other backtests are available which model the time between hits in the hit-sequence, see Christoffersen , [32] Haas , [33] Tokpavi et al. Backtest toolboxes are available in Matlab [1] , or R —though only the first implements the parametric bootstrap method. History[ edit ] The problem of risk measurement is an old one in statistics , economics and finance.

Financial risk management has been a concern of regulators and financial executives for a long time as well. Retrospective analysis has found some VaR-like concepts in this history.

But VaR did not emerge as a distinct concept until the late s. The triggering event was the stock market crash of This was the first major financial crisis in which a lot of academically-trained quants were in high enough positions to worry about firm-wide survival. A reconsideration of history led some quants to decide there were recurring crises, about one or two per decade, that overwhelmed the statistical assumptions embedded in models used for trading , investment management and derivative pricing.

These affected many markets at once, including ones that were usually not correlated , and seldom had discernible economic cause or warning although after-the-fact explanations were plentiful.

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Now in its Third Edition, this international bestseller addresses the fundamental changes in the field that have occurred across the globe in recent years. Philippe Jorion provides the most current information needed to understand and implement VAR-as well as manage newer dimensions of financial risk.

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Featured updates include: An increased emphasis on operational risk Using VAR for integrated risk management and to measure economic capitalApplications of VAR to risk budgeting in investment managementDiscussion of new risk-management techniques, including extreme value theory, principal components, and copulasExtensive coverage of the recently finalized Basel II capital adequacy rules for commercial banks, integrated throughout the book A major new feature of the Third Edition is the addition of short questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, making it even easier to check progress.

Detailed answers are posted on the companion web site www. The web site contains other materials, including additional questions that course instructors can assign to their students. Jorion leaves no stone unturned, addressing the building blocks of VAR from computing and backtesting models to forecasting risk and correlations.

He outlines the use of VAR to measure and control risk for trading, for investment management, and for enterprise-wide risk management.VaR is the border. Taleb claimed VaR: [37] Ignored 2, years of experience in favor of untested models built by non-traders Was charlatanism because it claimed to estimate the risks of rare events, which is impossible Gave false confidence Would be exploited by traders In David Einhorn and Aaron Brown debated VaR in Global Association of Risk Professionals Review [20] [3] Einhorn compared VaR to "an airbag that works all the time, except when you have a car accident".

Detailed answers are posted on the companion web site www. A single-branch bank has about 0. After interviewing risk managers including several of the ones cited above the article suggests that VaR was very useful to risk experts, but nevertheless exacerbated the crisis by giving false security to bank executives and regulators. One was that tail risks are non-measurable. Follow us.