Estimating Low Sampling Frequency Risk Measure by High-Frequency Data
IRTG 1792 Discussion Paper 2019-003
27 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2020
Date Written: January 29, 2019
Weekly, quarterly and yearly risk measures are crucial for risk reporting according to Basel III and Solvency II. For the respective data frequencies, the authors show in a simulation and back-test study that available data series are not sufficient in order to estimate Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall sufficiently, given confidence levels of 99.9% and 99.99%. Accordingly, this paper presents a semi-parametric estimation method, re-scaling data from high- to low-frequency which allows to obtain significantly more data points for the estimation of the respective risk measures. The presented methodology in the α-stable framework, which is able to mimic multi-fractal behavior in asset returns, provides tail events which never occurred in the original low-frequency data set.
Keywords: High-Frequency, Multi-Fractal, Stable Distribution, Re-Scaling, Risk Management, Value at Risk, Quantile Distribution
JEL Classification: C14, C22, C46, C53, G32
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