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Type: Book chapter
Title: Risk measures based on multivariate skew normal and skew t-mixture models
Author: Leemaqz, S.X.
McLachlan, G.
Citation: Asymmetric dependence in finance: diversification, correlation and portfolio management in market downturns, 2018 / Alcock, J., Satchell, S. (ed./s), Ch.7, pp.152-168
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publisher Place: Chichester
Issue Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781119289012
Editor: Alcock, J.
Satchell, S.
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Sharon X. Lee and Geoffrey J. McLachlan
Abstract: It is widely recognized that financial stock returns do not always follow the normal distribution. Typ ically, they exhibit non-normal features such as skewness, heavy tails and kurtosis. In this chapter, we consider the application of multivariate non-normal mixture models for modelling the joint distribu tion of the log returns in a portfolio. Formulas are then derived for some commonly used risk measures including probability of shortfall (PS), Value-at-Risk (VaR), expected shortfall (ES) and tail-conditional expectation (TCE), based on these models. Our focus is on skew normal and skew i-component distributions. These families of distributions are generalizations of the normal distribution and i-distribution, respectively, with additional parame ters to accommodate skewness and/or heavy tails, rendering them suitable for handling the asymmetric distributional shape of financial data. As linear transformations of the quantities under consideration also have mixtures of skew-normal or skew i-distributions, the PS, VaR and TCE, and other risk mea sures of an asset portfolio, can be expressed explicitly in terms of the parameters of the fitted mixture models. This approach is demonstrated on a real example of a portfolio of Australian stock returns and the performances of these models are compared with the traditional normal mixture model.
Rights: © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
DOI: 10.1002/9781119288992.ch7
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