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dc.contributor.authorChatoro, Andanje Marian
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-16T08:40:47Z
dc.date.available2016-03-16T08:40:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/4318
dc.descriptionA research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Business Science in Actuarial Science at Strathmore Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractCommercial banks are some of the most heavily regulated institutions, not only in Kenya but also in other parts of the world. Increasingly, the Basel Accords have been revised to require banks to set aside enough funds to cover their risks. Commercial banks, however, face many risks chief among them market and credit risks. These risks tend to have different distributions which complicates the calculation of a firm-wide measure of risk to calculate economic capital. Many companies use value at risk as it is simple and easy to explain. However, value at risk is not wholly dependable due to the limitations associated with correlations and the fact that it does not fulfill the sub-additive property. The copula function was therefore developed to deal with these challenges. This study applies the Gumbel copula in measuring dependence and economic capital using data from Kenyan banks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectCopulas Risk aggregationen_US
dc.subjectDependenceen_US
dc.subjectValue at risken_US
dc.subjectGumbel copulaen_US
dc.titleApplication of the Gumbel Copula for Economic Risk Aggregation - a case of Kenyan Banksen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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