ISBN-10:
0631227091
ISBN-13:
9780631227090
Pub. Date:
01/05/2004
Publisher:
Wiley
Understanding Market, Credit, and Operational Risk: The Value at Risk Approach / Edition 1

Understanding Market, Credit, and Operational Risk: The Value at Risk Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

A step-by-step, real world guide to the use of Value at Risk (VaR) models, this text applies the VaR approach to the measurement of market risk, credit risk and operational risk. The book describes and critiques proprietary models, illustrating them with practical examples drawn from actual case studies. Explaining the logic behind the economics and statistics, this technically sophisticated yet intuitive text should be an essential resource for all readers operating in a world of risk.

  • Applies the Value at Risk approach to market, credit, and operational risk measurement.
  • Illustrates models with real-world case studies.
  • Features coverage of BIS bank capital requirements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631227090
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/05/2004
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Linda Allen is Professor of Finance at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York, and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University. She is also the author of Capital Markets and Institutions: A Global View and co-author of Credit Risk Measurement: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms, (2nd edition). She is an associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, and Multinational Finance Journal, and has published extensively in top academic journals in finance and economics.

Jacob Boudoukh is Professor of Finance and the founding director of theCaesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management at the Arison School of Business, IDC; as well as holding positions at the Stern School of Business, New York University. ormerly formerly with and currently visiting Stern-NYU; and a member of the NBER. His work has been published in academic journals such as The American Economic Review, and The Journal of Financial Economics, as well as practitioner journals such as Risk.Anthony Saunders is John M. Schiff Professor of Finance and Chair of the Department of Finance at the Stern School of Business, and Economics and Finance Department Chair at New York University. He is also editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, and has published Financial Institutions and Management (2nd4th edition). Professor Saunders has published widely in top journals such as Journal of Finance.

Table of Contents

List of Figures xiv

List of Tables xvi

Preface xviii

List of Abbreviations xx

1 Introduction to Value at Risk (VaR) 1

2 Quantifying Volatility in VaR Models 21

3 Putting VaR to Work 82

4 Extending the VaR Approach to Non-tradable Loans 119

5 Extending the VaR Approach to Operational Risks 158

6 Applying VaR to Regulatory Models 200

7 VaR: Outstanding Research 233

Notes 236

References 257

Index 270

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