Small Perturbations with Large Effects on Value-at-Risk

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We show that in the delta-normal model there exist perturbations of the Gaussian multivariate distribution of the returns of a portfolio such that the initial marginal distributions of the returns are statistically undistinguish- able from the perturbed ones and such that the perturbed V@R is close to the worst possible V@R which, under some reasonable assumptions, is the sum of the V@Rs of each of the portfolio assets.
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Pages (from-to)151-169
JournalDiscussiones Mathematicae: Probability and Statistics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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