Vine copula-based asymmetry and tail dependence modeling

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Conference Proceeding
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2018, 10937 LNAI pp. 285 - 297
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2018-01-01
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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. Financial variables such as asset returns in the massive market contain various hierarchical and horizontal relationships that form complicated dependence structures. Modeling these structures is challenging due to the stylized facts of market data. Many research works in recent decades showed that copula is an effective method to describe relations among variables. Vine structures were introduced to represent the decomposition of multivariate copula functions. However, the model construction of vine structures is still a tough problem owing to the geometrical data, conditional independent assumptions and the stylized facts. In this paper, we introduce a new bottom-to-up method to construct regular vine structures and applies the model to 12 currencies over 16 years as a case study to analyze the asymmetric and fat tail features. The out-of-sample performance of our model is evaluated by Value at Risk, a widely used industrial benchmark. The experimental results show that our model and its intrinsic design significantly outperform industry baselines, and provide financially interpretable knowledge and profound insights into the dependence structures of multi-variables with complex dependencies and characteristics.
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