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South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences

versión On-line ISSN 1015-8812

S. Afr. j. econ. manag. sci. vol.11 no.2 Pretoria jul. 2008

 

ARTICLES

 

Portfolio liquidity-adjusted value-at-risk

 

 

Marius Botha

School of Management, University of the Free State

 

 


ABSTRACT

An important, yet neglected, aspect of risk management is liquidity risk; changes in value due to reduced availability of traded financial instruments. This ubiquitous risk has emerged as one of the key drivers of the developing "credit crunch" with global financial liquidity plummeting since the crisis began. Despite massive cash injections by governments, the crisis continues. Contemporary research has focussed on the liquidity component of single instruments' value-at-risk. This work is extended in this article to measure portfolio value-at-risk, employing a technique which integrates individual instruments' liquidity-adjusted VaR into a portfolio environment without a commensurate increase of statistical assumptions.

JEL: C1, 2, 5, 13, 22

 

 

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