Dhaene, Jan and Tsanakas, Andreas and Emiliano, Valdez and Steven, Vanduffel (2009): Optimal capital allocation principles.
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This paper develops a unifying framework for allocating the aggregate capital of a financial firm to its business units. The approach relies on an optimisation argument, requiring that the weighted sum of measures for the deviations of the business unit’s losses from their respective allocated capitals be minimised. This enables the association of alternative allocation rules to specific decision criteria and thus provides the risk manager with flexibility to meet specific target objectives. The underlying general framework reproduces many capital allocation methods that have appeared in the literature and allows for several possible extensions. An application to an insurance market with policyholder protection is additionally provided as an illustration.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Optimal capital allocation principles|
|Keywords:||Capital allocation; risk measure; comonotonicity; Euler allocation; default option; Lloyd’s of London|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G0 - General > G00 - General
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G20 - General
|Depositing User:||Emiliano Valdez|
|Date Deposited:||22. Feb 2009 02:00|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 15:45|
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