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Value-at-Risk and Credit VaR

  • Moorad Choudhry
  • Didier Joannas
  • Richard Pereira
  • Rod Pienaar
Part of the Finance and Capital Markets Series book series (FCMS)

Abstract

In this chapter we review the main market risk measurement tool used in banking, known as value-at-risk (VaR). The review looks at the three main methodologies used to calculate VaR, as well as some of the key assumptions used in the calculations, including those on the normal distribution of returns, volatility levels and correlations. We also discuss the use of the VaR methodology with respect to credit risk.

Keywords

Cash Flow Risk Measurement Credit Risk Credit Rating Market Risk 
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Reference

  1. JPMorgan, Introduction to Credietrics™, JPMorgan & Co., 1997.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Moorad Choudhry, Didier Joannas, Richard Pereira and Rod Pienaar 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moorad Choudhry
    • 1
  • Didier Joannas
    • 2
  • Richard Pereira
    • 3
  • Rod Pienaar
    • 4
  1. 1.KBC Financial ProductsUK
  2. 2.Hong KongChina
  3. 3.Nomura plcUK
  4. 4.UBS AGUK

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