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Applying and testing VaR estimation methods for non-linear portfolios

Fierli, Francesco

In the first part of this work, some of the most known VaR estimation methods are described. In such a description we try to focus mainly on the application problems of each approach, which are modified to take into account non-linear positions. In particular, some generalizations of the standard historical simulation and of the filtered historical simulation methods are shown. The second part is...

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Hedging and risk measurement for option portfolios

Fierli, Francesco ; Barone-Adesi, Giovanni (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2004 ; 2004ECO005.

In the first part of this work we address the problem of parameter misspecification in a generic class of stochastic volatility models. We extend the approach proposed by Avellaneda, Levy and Paràs (1995) (hereafter ALP) by moving from a framework with uncertain volatility to the uncertainty on volatility process parameters. We assume that parameter values of the stochastic volatility model are...