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Economic Capital


This multi-contributor title will enable you to better analyse and evaluate economic capital in order to implement more effective risk management strategies within your business. Economic Capital is the definitive reference on this increasingly important area of finance.

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Explains the fundamental elements within economic capital and provides detailed instruction on its strategic implementation

Contains three distinct and accessible sections:

Economic Capital: Concepts and Applications

Economic Capital for Specific Risks

Economic Capital Methodologies: Mathematical Treatment

Contains global insights from the leading experts at the forefront of economic capital research and implementation - providing you with a holistic and comprehensive multi-perspective view of all the key issues involved

Includes a detailed assessment of the latest Basel Accord and its likely implications on your business with relation to economic capital

Each chapter is designed to be accessible for practitioners at all levels

Illustrates how economic capital management can maximise shareholder value

Provides methodologies that allow you to take the cost of risk into account when planning future strategies, by clarifying which ventures create the most value

Will enable you to better quantify the risks you face and calculate both the capital needed to cover them, should any unforeseen events occur, and the real returns being made

Illustrates the role of economic capital in performance evaluation, and highlights where it is possible to earn more money without an initial investment

Will help you reassess your investment strategies whilst making better operational choices in key business decisions such as pricing and capital allocation

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ISBN 9781904339366
Navision code pF47HOQ
Publication date 1 Dec 2004
Size 155mm x 235mm
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Ashish Dev

Ashish Dev is executive vice president of risk management, at KeyCorp. He is group head of Enterprise Risk Management, which includes economic capital allocations, Basel II coordination, data warehousing, credit underwriting models, strategic analytics and credit portfolio management along with operational risk. As a member of all the three high-level risk committees of KeyCorp viz. ALCO, CREDCO and ORCO, he is involved in decision making in all areas of risk in the bank. Ashish has been the prime mover in establishing enterprise-wide risk-adjusted product pricing and performance measurement and in creating a new credit portfolio management function in the bank. Prior to joining KeyCorp, Ashish was head of quantitative research and analysis in Bank One. Ashish has a PhD in economics and holds the CFA professional designation.


Ashish Dev (KeyCorp)


1. Background on Economic Capital

John Walter (Bank of America)

2. Volatility and Capital: Measures of Risk

Gary Wilhite (Wachovia)

3. Conceptual Framework for Economic Capital Models and Required Inputs

Michel Araten (JPMorgan Chase)

4. Recovery Risk and Economic Capital

Jon Frye (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

5. The Significance of Economic Capital to Financial Institutions

Vandana Rao (Indiana University East)


6. Economic Capital for Retail Credit Card Portfolios

Geoff Rubin (Capital One)

7. Economic Capital for Counterparty Credit Risk

Evan Picoult; David Lamb (Citigroup, Morgan Stanley)

8. Economic Capital for Securitisations

Michael Pykhtin (KeyCorp)

9. Economic Capital for Market Risk

David R. Koenig (PRMIA)

10. Measuring and Calculating Economic Operational Risk Capital

Anthony Peccia (RCM Risk Management)


11. A Fundamental Look at Economic Capital and Risk-Based Profitability Measures

Sebastian Fritz, Michael Kalkbrener and Wilfried Paus (Deutsche Bank AG)

12. A Risk-Factor Model Foundation for Ratings-Based Bank Capital Rules

Michael B. Gordy (Board of Governors of the Division of Research and Statistics and Federal Reserve System)

13. Allocating Portfolio Economic Capital to Sub-Portfolios

Dirk Tasche (Deutche Bundesbank)

14. Spectral Capital Allocation

Ludger Overbeck (University of Giessen)

15. Evaluating Design Choices in Economic Capital Modelling: A Loss Function Approach

Nick Keifer; Eric Larson (Cornell University; Office of the Controller of the Currency)