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Alexander S. Cherny

COHERENT RISKS

AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

PLAN
• Why are coherent risks needed?
• How are coherent risks used?

COHERENT RISKS

Artzner, Delbaen, Eber, Heath (1997)

Definition.A coherent risk is a map r(X):

(i)r(X+Y) b r(X)+r(Y);

(ii) If X b Y, then r(X) r r(Y);

(iii)r(lX) = lr(X) for lr0;

(iv)r(X+m) = r(X)-m for m.

Theorem.ris a coherent risk r(X) = -minQDEQX.

Probabilistic scenarios

Terminal wealth of a portfolio

EXAMPLES

Scenario-based risk:r(X) = -min{X(w1),…,X(wN)},

where N and w1,…,wN are possible scenarios.

[email protected]:r(X) = -E(X|Xbql),

where l(0,1) andql is the l-quantile of X.

[email protected]:(27)r(X) = -Emin{X1,…,XN},

where N and X1,…,XNare independent copies of X.

Numbers in green are the numbers of papers on my website:

http://mech.math.msu.su/~cherny

OPERATIONS

Maximum:r1,…,rN are coherent risks 

r(X)= max{r1(X),…,rN(X)}

is a coherent risk with D = D1…DN.

Conv. combination:r1,…,rN are coherent risks 

• r(X)=l1r1(X)+…+lNrN(X)

is a coherent risk with D = l1D1+…+lNDN.

Convolution:r1,…,rN are coherent risks 

r(X) = min{r1(X1)+…+rN(XN):X1+…+XN=X}

is a coherent risk with D = D1… DN.

(28)

FACTOR RISKS-I

X-P&L of a portfolio over the unit time period

F - increment of a market factor over this period

Problem:Risk of X driven by F = ?

Definition.(27)Factor risk of X driven by F:

rf(X;F) =r(j(F)), where j(z) =E(X | F=z).

This is a coherent risk with Df = {E(Z|F):ZD}.

FACTOR RISKS-II

X = X1+…+Xd

FACTOR RISKS-II

X = X1+…+Xd  rf(X;F) = r(j(F)), where

j(z) = j1(z)+…+jd(z), ji(z) = E(Xi|F=z).

[email protected]:rf(X;F) = -E(j(F)bql),

where qlis the l-quantile of j(F).

FACTOR RISKS-II

X = X1+…+Xd  rf(X;F) = r(j(F)), where

j(z) = j1(z)+…+jd(z), ji(z) = E(Xi|F=z).

[email protected]:rf(X;F) = -E(j(F)bql),

where qlis the l-quantile of j(F).

FACTOR RISKS-II

X = X1+…+Xd  rf(X;F) = r(j(F)), where

j(z) = j1(z)+…+jd(z), ji(z) = E(Xi|F=z).

[email protected]:rf(X;F) = -E(j(F)bql),

where qlis the l-quantile of j(F).

[email protected]:rf(X;F) = -Emin{j(F1),…,j(FN)},

where F1,…,FNare independent copies of F.

COHERENT RISKS

Artzner, Delbaen, Eber, Heath (1997)

Definition.A coherent risk is a map r(X):

(i)r(X+Y) b r(X)+r(Y);

(ii) If X b Y, then r(X) r r(Y);

(iii)r(lX) = lr(X) for lr0;

(iv)r(X+m) = r(X)-m for m.

Theorem.ris a coherent risk r(X) = -minQDEQX.

Probabilistic scenarios

Terminal wealth of a portfolio

COHERENT RISKS

Artzner, Delbaen, Eber, Heath (1997)

Definition.A coherent risk is a map r(X):

(i)r(X+Y) b r(X)+r(Y);

(ii) If X b Y, then r(X) r r(Y);

(iii)r(lX) = lr(X) for lr0;

(iv)r(X+m) = r(X)-m for m.

Theorem.ris a coherent risk r(X) = -minQDEQX.

Probabilistic scenarios

Terminal wealth of a portfolio

[email protected]

X=+1 with P=0.96

X=-100 with P=0.04

l=0.05

[email protected](X)=-1

-76 !

COHERENT RISKS

Artzner, Delbaen, Eber, Heath (1997)

Definition.A coherent risk is a map r(X):

(i)r(X+Y) b r(X)+r(Y);

(ii) If X b Y, then r(X) r r(Y);

(iii)r(lX) = lr(X) for lr0;

(iv)r(X+m) = r(X)-m for m.

Theorem.ris a coherent risk r(X) = -minQDEQX.

Probabilistic scenarios

Terminal wealth of a portfolio

COHERENT RISKS

Artzner, Delbaen, Eber, Heath (1997)

Definition.A coherent risk is a map r(X):

(i)r(X+Y) b r(X)+r(Y);

(ii) If X b Y, then r(X) r r(Y);

(iii)r(lX) = lr(X) for lr0;

(iv)r(X+m) = r(X)-m for m.

Theorem.ris a coherent risk r(X) = -minQDEQX.

Probabilistic scenarios

Terminal wealth of a portfolio

Do you agree that these two positions have the same risk?

Do you agree that the risk of any position coincides with the risk of the opposite position?

X=-1 with P=0.5 Y=-1 with P=0.5

X=+1 with P=0.5 Y=+0.5 with P=0.48

Y=+13 with P=0.02

EX=0 EY=0

X=-1 with P=0.5 Y=-1 with P=0.5

X=+1 with P=0.5 Y=+0.5 with P=0.48

Y=+13 with P=0.02

EX=0, VarX=1EY=0, VarY=7.75

Do you agree that Y is 7 times riskier than X?

r(X) = -EX+SvarX

is a coherent risk

But there exist better

coherent risks!

APPLICATIONS

Coherent risks provide a uniform basis for:

• risk measurement,
• capital allocation,
• risk management,
• pricing and hedging,
CAPITAL ALLOCATION

X – P&L earned by a company

CAPITAL ALLOCATION

X = (X1+…+Xd) – P&L earned by a company

Problem: How is the risk r(X) allocated

between the desks?

r(X1)+…+r(Xd)>r(X) – diversification!

Definition.Risk contribution of Y to X:

rc(Y;X) = -EQ*Y,

where Q*=argminQDEQX.

Capital allocation:rc(X1;X),…, rc(Xd;X).

P&L of a subportfolio

P&L of a portfolio

EXAMPLES

Scenario-based risk:r(X) = -min{X(w1),…,X(wN)},

where N and w1,…,wN are possible scenarios.

[email protected]:r(X) = -E(X|Xbql),

where l(0,1) andql is the l-quantile of X.

[email protected]:(27)r(X) = -Emin{X1,…,XN},

where N and X1,…,XNare independent copies of X.

Numbers in green are the numbers of papers on my website:

http://mech.math.msu.su/~cherny

RISK CONTRIBUTION

Scenario-based risk:rc(Y;X) = -Y(wn*),

where n*=argminn=1,…,NX(wn).

[email protected]:rc(Y;X) = -E(Y|Xbql),

where qlis the l-quantile of X.

[email protected]:rc(Y;X) = -EYn*,

where n*=argminn=1,…,NXn,

(X1,Y1),…,(XN,YN) areindependent copies of (X,Y).

Properties:rc(X1;X)+…+rc(Xd;X) = r(X),

rc(Y;X) = lime0 e-1[r(X+eY)-r(X)],

YX r(X+Y)  r(X)+ rc(Y;X).

RISK CONTRIBUTION

Scenario-based risk:rc(Y;X) = -Y(wn*),

where n*=argminn=1,…,NX(wn).

[email protected]:rc(Y;X) = -E(Y|Xbql),

where qlis the l-quantile of X.

[email protected]:rc(Y;X) = -EYn*,

where n*=argminn=1,…,NXn,

(X1,Y1),…,(XN,YN) areindependent copies of (X,Y).

Properties:rc(X1;X)+…+rc(Xd;X) = r(X),

rc(Y;X) = lime0 e-1[r(X+eY)-r(X)],

YX r(X+Y)  r(X)+ rc(Y;X).

RISK MANAGEMENT-I

Problem:E(X1+…+Xd) max,

XiAi – P&Ls available to the i-th desk,

r(X1+…+Xd)bC- firm’s capital.

Theorem. (25) If (X1,…,Xd) is optimal, then

EX1/rc(X1;X) =…= EXd/rc(Xd;X),

whereX = X1+…+Xd.

RISK MANAGEMENT-I

Problem:E(X1+…+Xd) max,

XiAi – P&Ls available to the i-th desk,

r(X1+…+Xd)bC- firm’s capital.

Theorem. (25) If (X1,…,Xd) is optimal, then

EX1/rc(X1;X) =…= EXd/rc(Xd;X),

 

RAROCc(X1 ; X) RAROCc(Xd ; X),

whereX = X1+…+Xd.

RISK MANAGEMENT-II

Question: Is it possible to decentralize the

procedure of imposing risk limits?

Yes!

Theorem. (27) If the limits are imposed on the

risk contributions and the desks are allowed

to trade these limits within the firm, then the

equilibrium is an optimal solution, and vice versa.

PRICING AND HEDGING

F - contingent claim

A – space of P&Ls of possible trading strategies

Problem:Find x and XA such that

r(X-F+x)b0 and x is as small as possible.

PRICING AND HEDGING

F - contingent claim

A – space of P&Ls of possible trading strategies

Problem:Find x and XA such that

r(X-F)bx and x is as small as possible.

Price: minXAr(X-F)

Hedge: argminXAr(X-F)

Quadratic risk:P – pricing measure

Price:EPF

Hedge: argminXAVar(X-F)

Which r to apply?

PRICING AND HEDGING

F - contingent claim

A – space of P&Ls of possible trading strategies

Problem:Find x and XA such that

r(X-F)bx and x is as small as possible.

Hedge: argminXAr(X-F)

Quadratic risk:P – pricing measure

Price:EPF

Hedge: argminXAVar(X-F)

Which r to apply?

Theorem.Ifr(Z)=-minQDEQZ, then

rm(Z) := minXAr(X+Z) = -minQDREQZ,

whereR={Q:EQX=0 XA}.

Risk-adjusted price of F equals

minXAr(X-F) = maxQDREQF = EQ*F

W – P&L of the firm’s overall portfolio

rm(W) = r(X*+W) = EQ**W

rm(W-F)  -EQ**W+EQ**F if FW

 Risk-adjusted price contribution of F to W

equalsEQ**F, where Q** = argminQDREQW.

Market-modified risk

Theorem.Ifr(Z)=-minQDEQZ, then

rm(Z) := minXAr(X+Z) = -minQDREQZ,

whereR={Q:EQX=0 XA}.

Risk-adjusted price of F equals

minXAr(X-F) = maxQDREQF = EQ*F

W – P&L of the firm’s overall portfolio

rm(W)= r(X*+W) = EQ**W

rm(W-F)  -EQ**W+EQ**F if FW

 Risk-adjusted price contribution of F to W

equalsEQ**F, where Q**=argminQDREQW.

Market-modified risk

Risk

Theorem.Ifr(Z)=-minQDEQZ, then

rm(Z) := minXAr(X+Z) = -minQDREQZ,

whereR={Q:EQX=0 XA}.

Risk-adjusted price of F equals

minXAr(X-F) = maxQDREQF = EQ*F

W – P&L of the firm’s overall portfolio

rm(W)= r(X*+W) = EQ**W

rm(W-F)  -EQ**W+EQ**F if FW

 Risk-adjusted price contribution of F to W

equalsEQ**F, where Q**=argminQDREQW.

Market-modified risk

Risk

Hedge

Theorem.Ifr(Z)=-minQDEQZ, then

rm(Z) := minXAr(X+Z) = -minQDREQZ,

whereR={Q:EQX=0 XA}.

Risk-adjusted price of F equals

minXAr(X-F) = maxQDREQF = EQ*F

W – P&L of the firm’s overall portfolio

rm(W)= r(X*+W) = EQ**W

rm(W-F)  -EQ**W+EQ**F if FW

 Risk-adjusted price contribution of F to W

equalsEQ**F, where Q**=argminQDREQW.

Market-modified risk

Risk

Hedge

Extreme measure

Theorem.Ifr(Z)=-minQDEQZ, then

rm(Z) := minXAr(X+Z) = -minQDREQZ,

whereR={Q:EQX=0 XA}.

Risk-adjusted price of F equals

minXAr(X-F) = maxQDREQF = EQ*F

W – P&L of the firm’s overall portfolio

rm(W)= r(X*+W) = EQ**W

rm(W-F)  -EQ**W+EQ**F if FW

 Risk-adjusted price contribution of F to W

equalsEQ**F, where Q**=argminQDREQW.

Market-modified risk

Risk

Hedge

Extreme measure

STATIC MODEL

Sn – price of the underlying at time n =0,1

W – P&L of a portfolio

r(h(S1-S0)+W)  min, h

Pflug-Rockafellar-Uryasev method: r – [email protected]

l-1E(q-h(S1-S0)-W)+- q min, h,q

m*, h*, q*

Risk:m*

Hedge:h*

Extreme measure:P(  |h*(S1-S0)+W <q*)

EXAMPLE

W = f(S1), f is concave

Find a<b: P(S1(a,b)) = l,

E(S1 | S1(a,b)) =S0

EXAMPLE

W = f(S1), f is concave

Find a<b: P(S1(a,b)) = l,

E(S1 | S1(a,b)) =S0

Extreme measure:P( | S1(a,b))

EXAMPLE

W = f(S1), f is concave

Find a<b: P(S1(a,b)) = l,

E(S1 | S1(a,b)) =S0

Extreme measure:P( | S1(a,b))

Risk:-E(f(S1) | S1(a,b))

EXAMPLE

W = f(S1), f is concave

Find a<b: P(S1(a,b)) = l,

E(S1 | S1(a,b)) =S0

Extreme measure:P( | S1(a,b))

Risk:-E(f(S1) | S1(a,b))

Hedge:-(f(b)-f(a))/(b-a)

EXAMPLE

W=+1 with P=0.95

W=-19 with P=0.05

Coherent hedging:

DYNAMIC MODEL

Sn – price of the underlying at time n =0,…,N

sn – volatility at time n = 0,…,N

(Sn,sn) is a Markov process

Examples: GARCH, SV.

W– P&L produced by a portfolio

X– P&L produced by trading

r(X+W)  min, XA

DYNAMIC MODEL

Sn – price of the underlying at time n =0,…,N

sn – volatility at time n = 0,…,N

(Sn,sn) is a Markov process

Examples: GARCH, SV.

W =(W1,..,WN)– stream of payments of a portfolio

X =(X1,..,XN)– stream of payments produced by trading

r(X+W)  min, XA

Theorem.(32) If W corresponds to a portfolio of

European options, then the risk-adjusted price and

the hedge of W at time n are functions of n,Sn,Qn.

EXAMPLE

Sn = S0 exp{X1+…+Xn}, where Xnare i.i.d.

Wn=jn(Sn), where jnare concave

Find 0<a<b: P(exp(X)(a,b))=l,

E(exp(X)| exp(X)(a,b))=1.

Q** = P( |exp(X1)(a,b),…, exp(XN)(a,b))

X – P&L of a trade

Quality of X= Reward/Risk

Sharpe ratio:EX/VarX

RAROC: EX/[email protected](X)

Gain-Loss ratio:EX+/EX-,

X+=max(X,0), X-=max(-X,0)

Coherent RAROC:EX/r(X),

 r – coherent risk

ACCEPTABILITY INDICES

[email protected] acceptability index:

a(X) = inf{l:E(X|Xbql)>0}-1.

ACCEPTABILITY INDICES

[email protected] acceptability index:

a(X) = inf{l:E(X|Xbql)>0}-1.

ACCEPTABILITY INDICES

[email protected] acceptability index:

a(X) = inf{l:E(X|Xbql)>0}-1.

ACCEPTABILITY INDICES

[email protected] acceptability index:

a(X) = inf{l:E(X|Xbql)>0}-1.

Definition.An acceptability indexis a map

a(X) = max{z[0,) :rz(X)<0},

where (rz)z[0,)is a family of coherent risks

increasing in z.

COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES

A(X) – performance measure

Convexity:A(X)rz, A(Y)rz A(X+Y)rz

Monotonicity:XbY  A(X)b A(Y)

Arbitrage consistency:A(X)=+  X is an arbitrage

Measure Conv. Mon. Arb.

Sharpe ratio +

RAROC +

Gain-Loss ratio + + +

Coherent RAROC + +

Acceptability index + + +

COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES

A(X) – performance measure

Convexity:A(X)rz, A(Y)rz A(X+Y)rz

Monotonicity:XbY  A(X)b A(Y)

Arbitrage consistency:A(X)=+  X is an arbitrage

Measure Conv. Mon. Arb.

Sharpe ratio +

RAROC +

Gain-Loss ratio + + +

Coherent RAROC + +

Acceptability index + + + (SP1)

COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES

A(X) – performance measure

Convexity:A(X)rz, A(Y)rz A(X+Y)rz

Monotonicity:XbY  A(X)b A(Y)

Arbitrage consistency:A(X)=+  X is an arbitrage

Measure Conv. Mon. Arb.

Sharpe ratio +

RAROC +

Gain-Loss ratio + + +

Coherent RAROC + +

Acceptability index + + +(SP1)

APPLICATION TO PRICING AND HEDGING

(rz)z[0,) – family of coherent risks increasing in z

A – space of P&Ls of possible trading strategies

W – P&L of a portfolio

For any z[0,), find Xz = argminXArz(W+X)

Find z*such that rz*(W+Xz*)=0

 a(W+X)  max, XA

Hedge of W:Xz*

Risk measure:rz*

Pricing measure: Q**=argminQD*REQW

rz (W+Xz)

F – P&L of an additional trade

For any z[0,), find X’z =argminXArz(W+F+X)

Find z*’such that rz*’ (W+F+Xz*’)=0

Hedge of F:X’z*’- Xz*

F is profitable  z*’ > z*

Theorem:(SP2)If FW, then F is profitable 

EQ**F > 0.

Fair price of F:EQ**F

EQ**W= 0

= EQ**F

SUMMARY

Conv. comb., max, convolution

Factor risks

• Capital allocation Risk contribution

Extreme measure

• Risk management Trading risk limits

imposed on risk contributions

• Pricing and hedging Market-modified risk, Q*, Q**

Pflug-Rockafellar-Uryasev

• Assessing trades Acceptability indices

Appl. to pricing and hedging