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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 2 / 2007 (507)

VaR Methodology Application for Banking Currency Portfolios

Daniel Armeanu
Florentina-Olivia Balu
Academia de Studii Economice Bucuresti

Abstract. VaR has become the standard measure that financial analysts use to quantify market risk. VaR measures can have many applications, such as in risk management, to evaluate the performance of risk takers and for regulatory requirements, and hence it is very important to develop methodologies that provide accurate estimates. In particular, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision at the Bank for International Settlements imposes to financial institutions such as banks and investment firms to meet capital requirements based on VaR estimates. In this paper we determine VaR for a banking currency portfolio and respect rules of National Bank of Romania regarding VaR report.

Keywords: Value at Risk (VaR); currency; bank; banking portfolio; foreign exchange risk.

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