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Efficient Risk Estimation for the Credit Valuation Adjustment

Author
Michael B. Giles, Abdul-Lateef Haji-Ali, Jonathan Spence
Date Updated
2023/01/17
Category
q-fin.CP
Date Published
2023/01/14
Date Retrieved
2023/01/18
Description
The valuation of over-the-counter derivatives is subject to a series of valuation adjustments known as xVA, which pose additional risks for financial institutions. Associated risk measures, such as the value-at-risk of an underlying valuation adjustment, play an important role in managing these risks. Monte Carlo methods are often regarded as inefficient for computing such measures. As an example, we consider the value-at-risk of the Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA-VaR), which can be expressed using a triple nested expectation. Traditional Monte Carlo methods are often inefficient at handling several nested expectations. Utilising recent developments in multilevel nested simulation for probabilities, we construct a hierarchical estimator of the CVA-VaR which reduces the computational complexity by 3 orders of magnitude compared to standard Monte Carlo.
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