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Spectral Risk Measures and the Choice of Risk Aversion Function

  title={Spectral Risk Measures and the Choice of Risk Aversion Function},
  author={Kevin Dowd and John Cotter},
  journal={arXiv: Risk Management},
Spectral risk measures are attractive risk measures as they allow the user to obtain risk measures that reflect their risk-aversion functions. To date there has been very little guidance on the choice of risk-aversion functions underlying spectral risk measures. This paper addresses this issue by examining two popular risk aversion functions, based on exponential and power utility functions respectively. We find that the former yields spectral risk measures with nice intuitive properties, but… 

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