Beyond reasonable doubt: multiple tail risk measures applied to European industries

David Edmund Allen, Edith Cowan University
Robert John Powell, Edith Cowan University
Abhay Kumar Singh, Edith Cowan University

This article was originally published as: Allen, D. E., Powell, R. , & Singh, A. (2011). Beyond reasonable doubt: multiple tail risk measures applied to European industries. Applied Economics Letters, 19(7), 671-676. Original article available here

Abstract

Using a comprehensive range of metrics, this article determines how relative market and credit risk change among European sectors during extreme market fluctuations. Differences are found between conditional and nonconditional outcomes, and sectors which were most risky prior to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) are found to be different to the riskiest sectors during the GFC. These findings are consistent across the metrics used. The insights into extreme sectoral risk are important to investors in portfolio selection and to banks in setting sectoral concentration limits.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/13504851.2011.593496