This paper provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of alternative discount rate concepts for computing loss given default rates using historical bank workout data.
A k-means++-improved radial basis function neural network model for corporate financial crisis early warning: an empirical model validation for Chinese listed companies
This paper aims to simplify the early warning model for financial crises by collecting and analyzing the financial data of Chinese special treatment (ST) companies, normally listed companies and cancel special treatment (CST) companies.
The use of range-based volatility estimators in testing for Granger causality in risk on international capital markets
This study utilizes the extreme value theory (EVT) approach to compare the performance of a wide variety of range-based volatility estimators in the analysis of causality in risk between emerging and developed markets.
Old-fashioned parametric models are still the best: a comparison of value-at-risk approaches in several volatility states
The authors present backtesting results for 1% and 2.5% VaR of six indexes from emerging and developed countries using several of the best-known VaR models, including generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (GARCH), extreme value theory…
This study compares the gradient-boosting model with four other well-known classifiers, namely, a classification and regression tree (CART), logistic regression (LR), multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS) and a random forest (RF).
Risk-neutral densities: advanced methods of estimating nonnormal options underlying asset prices and returns
This work expands the analysis in Cooper (1999) and Santos and Guerra (2014), and the performance of the nonstructural models in estimating the "true" RNDs was measured through a process that generates "true" RNDs that are closer to reality, due to the…
This research develops a framework adopting conditional covariance modeling combined with various de-noising methods to estimate the portfolio VaR and proves the importance of DCC over the sample rolling method widely used in the industry.
International Financial Reporting Standard 9 expected credit loss estimation: advanced models for estimating portfolio loss and weighting scenario losses
In this paper, the authors propose a model to estimate the expected portfolio losses brought about by recession risk and a quantitative approach to determine the scenario weights. The model and approach are validated by an empirical example, where they…
This paper determines if enough data is available for forecasting or stress testing, a better measure of data length is required.
New approach delivers stable measure of conduct risk VAR, says senior op risk quant
In this study, the authors search for a benchmark model with available market-based predictors to evaluate the net contribution of internet search activity data in forecasting volatility. The paper conducts in-sample analysis and out-of-sample…
Consortium promises cost savings in outsourcing model validation, but some say pooling doesn’t float
Based on a survey of twenty-nine major financial institutions, this paper aims to advise banks and other financial services firms on what is needed to get ready for and become compliant with BCBS 239, especially in the area of risk data validation.
So-called ‘incremental value-at-risk’ offers future snapshot of op risk exposure, authors say
An optimized support vector machine intelligent technique using optimized feature selection methods: evidence from Chinese credit approval data
This paper focuses on feature selection methods for support vector machine (SVM) classifiers, checking their optimality by comparing them with some statistical and baseline methods.
In this paper, the author's aim is to empirically analyze the numerical quantification of model risk, yielding exact buffers in currency amounts (for a given model uncertainty).
A comprehensive evaluation of value-at-risk models and a comparison of their performance in emerging markets
This paper aims to evaluate the performance of different value-at-risk (VaR) calculation methods, allowing the authors to identify models that are valid for use in emerging markets.
Banks and regulators grapple with ‘XAI’ challenge
This paper aims to reflect the current state of the discussion on the validation of market risk forecasts by means of backtesting.
As models of all stripes crowd into finance, the people who screen them form an association
Procyclicality of capital and portfolio segmentation in the advanced internal ratings-based framework: an application to mortgage portfolios
This paper investigates the procyclicality of capital in the advanced internal ratings based (A-IRB) Basel approach for retail portfolios, and identifies the fundamental assumptions required for stable A-IRB risk weights over the economic cycle.