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INF-Convolution of Risk Measures on Rearrangement Invariant Spaces

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posted on 23.05.2021, 16:31 by Shengzhong Chen
The problem of optimal capital and risk allocation among economic agents, has played a predominant role in the respective academic and industrial research areas for decades. Typically as risk occurs in face of randomness the risks which are to be measured are identified with real-valued random variables on some probability space (Ω, F, P). Consider a model space X , and n economic agents with initial endowments X1, · · · , Xn ∈ X who assess the riskiness of their positions by means of law-invariant convex risk measures ρi : X → (−∞,∞]. In order to minimize total and individual risk, the agents redistribute the aggregate endowment X = X1 + · · · + Xn among themselves. An optimal capital and risk allocation Y1, · · · , Yn satisfies Y1 + · · · + Yn = X and ρ1(Y1) + · · · + ρ(Yn) = inf nXn i=1 ρi(Xi) : Xi ∈ X , i = 1, . . . , n, and Xn i=1 Xi = X o , (0.1) where n i=1ρi(X) = inf nPn i=1 ρi(Xi) : Xi ∈ X , i = 1, . . . , n, and Pn i=1 Xi = X o is the inf-convolution of ρ1, ..., ρn. In 2008, Filipovi´c and Svindland proved that if X is an L p (P) for some 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞ and ρi satisfy a suitable continuity condition (i.e. Fatou property), then Problem (0.1) always admits a solution. To reflect the fact of randomness of risk, we should consider the model space X chosen for risk evaluations to be as general as possible. The main contribution of this thesis is Theorem 4.10 has been published in [9]. It extends Filipovi´c and Svindland’s result from L p spaces to general rearrangement invariant (r.i.) spaces.





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Applied Mathematics

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Ryerson University

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