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ISBN:  978-0-9860419-7-6
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29th IBIMA Conference
Vienna, Austria
3 - 4 May 2017 



Tomáš Jeřábek and Vladimír Šefčík




Accurate Value at Risk estimations of investment portfolio is crucial in the market risk management context. In recent years, traditional approaches to the VaR estimation, as variance-covariance method, are complemented by more flexible approaches based on the application of copulas. The aim of this paper is to compare the application of EVT-copula approach using five different copula functions with the traditional variance-covariance method. The results show a lack of precision VaR estimates obtained by using the variance-covariance method, particularly in high volatility periods of returns. Conversely, the methods based on the extreme value theory provide more accurate outputs in these periods.

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