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The price risk of options positions: measurement and capital requirements


Abstract: This article evaluates supervisory approaches to the measurement and capital treatment of the price risk of options positions. The authors find that approximate value-at-risk rules tend to provide better estimates of potential losses than simple strategy-based rules. The value-at-risk rules are particularly effective when they adjust for nonlinear changes in options prices. The authors also consider the reporting burdens posed by the different approaches and the consistency of the rules with existing and proposed supervisory frameworks.

Keywords: Options (Finance); Risk;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Quarterly Review

Publication Date: 1994

Volume: 19

Issue: Sum

Pages: 44-75