Value-at-Risk-Based Risk Management Using Options

  title={Value-at-Risk-Based Risk Management Using Options},
  author={Cheng Zhang and Yang Zhou and Zhiping Zhou},
This paper investigates optimal portfolio and wealth strategy of an institutional investor under the Value-at-Risk (VaR) constraint in an economy under jump diffusion. We show that overlooking or underestimating jump risk factor could be the cause of failure to satisfy the VaR constraint in the recent financial crisis for many financial institutions. We also find that the introduction of the jump risk factor drives the institutional investor to move towards the portfolio insurance strategy… CONTINUE READING
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