Research

Estimation risk in financial risk management: a correction

Christoffersen and Goncalves (2005) study the effect of parameter estimation error in computing Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall through commonly used methods including the Cornish-Fisher/Gram-Charlier approximations approach. We provide a correction to the expression used for the computation of the Expected Shortfall under the Cornish-Fisher/Gram-Charlier approximations and illustrate the effect of the error found in assessing the accuracy of Expected Shortfall point forecasts.