Younes Bensalah

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Asset Allocation Using Extreme Value Theory

Staff Working Paper 2002-2 Younes Bensalah
This paper examines asset allocation strategies in an extreme value at risk (VaR) framework in which the risk measure is the p-quantile from the extreme value distribution. The main focus is on the allocation problem faced by an extremely risk-averse institution, such as a central bank.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Financial markets JEL Code(s): C, C0, C4, C5, G, G1

Steps in Applying Extreme Value Theory to Finance: A Review

Staff Working Paper 2000-20 Younes Bensalah
Extreme value theory (EVT) has been applied in fields such as hydrology and insurance. It is a tool used to consider probabilities associated with extreme and thus rare events. EVT is useful in modelling the impact of crashes or situations of extreme stress on investor portfolios.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Financial markets JEL Code(s): C, C0, C4, C5, G, G1

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