volume 15, issue 1, P99-201 2009
DOI: 10.1017/s1357321700005468
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R. Frankland, A. D. Smith, T. Wilkins, E. Varnell, A. Holtham, E. Biffis, S. Eshun, D. Dullaway

Abstract: ABSTRACTThis paper focusses on some practical issues that can arise when developing methodologies for calculating benchmark figures for extreme market events, particularly in the context of the Financial Services Authority's ICAS regime. The paper limits discussion to equity and interest rate risks. Whilst not intended to constitute formal guidance, it is hoped that the material contained within the paper will be useful to practitioners. The paper acknowledges the role of prior beliefs in the choice of data to…

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