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Time consistent dynamic risk processes

Jocelyne Bion-Nadal

Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 2009, vol. 119, issue 2, 633-654

Abstract: A crucial property for dynamic risk measures is the time consistency. In this paper, a characterization of time consistency in terms of a "cocycle condition" for the minimal penalty function is proved for general dynamic risk measures continuous from above. Then the question of the regularity of paths is addressed. It is shown that, for a time consistent dynamic risk measure normalized and non-degenerate, the process associated with any bounded random variable has a càdlàg modification, under a mild condition always satisfied in the case of continuity from below. When normalization is not assumed, a right continuity condition on the penalty has to be added. Applying these results and using right continuous BMO martingales, families of not necessarily normalized dynamic risk measures leading to càdlàg paths, and allowing for jumps, are exhibited.

Keywords: Dynamic; risk; measures; Time; consistency; BMO; martingales; Snell; envelope (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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