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Webinar #2 Comparative back-testing of the Expected Shortfall

About this event


  1. Some reminders about Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall
  2. Comparative backtesting and introduction to the notion of elicitability
  3. Comparative backtesting of Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall
  4. Practical application and case study


In insurance and banking sectors, one important task consists in assessing the risk taken by the companies. This can be achieved by means of a risk measure, such as the Value-at-Risk (VaR) for instance. For banks, this measure has been introduced in the Basel Capital Accord (Basel 1) since 1996 for the computation of the market risk in internal models. However, the financial crisis of 2007-09 highlighted some deficiencies of the VaR. Consequently, the Basel Committee proposed in 2013 to shift from the VaR to the Expected Shortfall (ES) for the internal models approach (IMA), which is now part of the new standards for the minimum capital requirements for market risk. While the move from the VaR to the ES seems wise, the ES also brings some new challenges regarding the (comparative) backtesting, which will be discussed during the webinar.

The content of this webinar comes from our White Paper “Comparative Back-testing of the Expected shortfall” available on https://www.reacfin.com/index.php/2019/10/28/comparative-backtesting-of-the-expected-shortfall/

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    Reacfin Academy

    Reacfin is a consulting firm focused on creating measurable value & results for its clients. Our mission is to develop innovative solutions to manage risks, products, capital & portfolios.

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    Valentin Dendoncker Consultant @ Reacfin


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