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Fat-Tails and their (Un)Happy Endings :, Correlation Bias and its Implications for Systemic Risk and Prudential Regulation

The correlation bias refers to the fact that claim subordination in the capital structure of the firm influences claim holders’ preferred degree of asset correlation in portfolios held by the firm. Using the copula capital structure model, it is shown that the correlation bias shifts shareholder preferences towards highly correlated assets, making financial institutions more prone to fail and increasing systemic risk given interconnectedness in the financial system. The implications for systemic risk and prudential regulation are assessed under the prism of Basel III, and potential solutions involving changes to the prudential framework and corporate governance are suggested
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Understanding the Correlation Bias; A. The Basic Contingent Claim Model; 1. Payoff Schedules of Equity and Debt; B. Tail Risk and Correlation; 2. Profit/Loss of Hypothetical Two-Project Portfolios; C. The Copula Capital Structure Model and the Correlation Bias; 3. The Analogy Between the Capital Structure of a Tranched Structured Product and the Capital Structure of the Firm; 4. Sensitivity of Corporate Claims Value to the Riskiness of a Single Project and to Portfolio Correlation
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non fiction
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1 online resource (41 p.)
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