In the financial crisis of 2008, many financiers and government officials started talking about the expected shortfall. As a measure of risk, it designates the expected loss of a portfolio in the worst x percentage of all cases.
The expected shortfall can answer the following questions:
- What is the expected loss of a portfolio in the worst 1% of all possible cases?
- How much is the expected loss of a bank if loans perform poorly—the worst 1% of all possible cases?
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