Market Liquidity Risk - An Overview
Technische Universität München (TUM) - Chair of Business and International Financial Management
Technische Universität München (TUM)
March 18, 2009
CEFS Working Paper Series 2009 No. 4
Market liquidity is the ease of trading an asset. Its risk is the potential loss, because a security can only be traded at high or prohibitive costs. While the omnipresence and importance of market liquidity is widely acknowledged, it has long remained a more or less elusive concept. Treatment of liquidity risk is still under development.
This paper provides an overview on important aspects of market liquidity and its risk. We also survey existing models to integrate market liquidity risk into risk frameworks. We place special emphasis on practical usability and discuss relevant strengths, weaknesses and their implications.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: Asset liquidity, liquidity cost, price impact, Xetra liquidity measure (XLM), risk measurement, Value-at-Risk, market liquidity risk, overview
JEL Classification: G11, G12, G18, G32working papers series
Date posted: March 19, 2009 ; Last revised: August 18, 2009
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