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Extreme financial risks: from dependence to risk management

By: Malevergne, Yannick.
Contributor(s): Sornette, Didier.
Publisher: Berlin Springer 2006Description: xvi, 312 p.ISBN: 9783540272649.Subject(s): Investment analysis - Mathematical models | Stochastic models | Risk managementDDC classification: 332.6015118 Summary: Portfolio analysis and optimization, together with the associated risk assessment and management, require knowledge of the likely distributions of returns at different time scales and insights into the nature and properties of dependences between the different assets. This book offers an original and thorough treatment of these two domains, focusing mainly on the concepts and tools that remain valid for large and extreme price moves. Strong emphasis is placed on the theory of copulas and their empirical testing and calibration, because they offer intrinsic and complete measures of dependences.
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Portfolio analysis and optimization, together with the associated risk assessment and management, require knowledge of the likely distributions of returns at different time scales and insights into the nature and properties of dependences between the different assets. This book offers an original and thorough treatment of these two domains, focusing mainly on the concepts and tools that remain valid for large and extreme price moves. Strong emphasis is placed on the theory of copulas and their empirical testing and calibration, because they offer intrinsic and complete measures of dependences.

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