lq-regularization of the Kalman ﬁlter for exogenous outlier removal: application to hedge funds analysis
Gouriéroux, Christian; Darolles, Serge; Jay, Emmanuelle; Duvaut, Patrick (2011), lq-regularization of the Kalman ﬁlter for exogenous outlier removal: application to hedge funds analysis, 5th CSDA International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE'11), 2011-12, Londres, Royaume-Uni
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Conference title5th CSDA International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE'11)
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Abstract (EN)A simple and efficient exogenous outlier detection & estimation algorithm introduced in a regularized version of the Kalman filter is presented. Exogenous outliers that may occur in the observations are considered as an additional stochastic impulse process in the observation equation of the Kalman filter that requires a regularization of the innovation in the recursive equations of the Kalman filter. Regularizing with a l1 or l2-norm needs to determine the value of the regularization parameter. Since the innovation error of the KF is assumed to be Gaussian we propose to ﬁrst detect the possible occurrence of a non-Gaussian spike and then to estimate its amplitude using an adapted value of the regularization parameter. The algorithm is ﬁrst validated on synthetic data and then applied to a concrete financial case that deals with the analysis of hedge fund returns. We show that the proposed algorithm can detect anomalies frequently observed in hedge returns such as illiquidity issues.
Subjects / KeywordsKalman filter; Hedge funds
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lq-regularization of the Kalman filter for exogenous outlier removal: application to hedge funds analysis Jay, Emmanuelle; Duvaut, Patrick; Darolles, Serge; Gouriéroux, Christian (2011) Communication / Conférence