This paper proposes an improved procedure for stochastic volatility model estimation with an application to Value-at-Risk (VaR) and Conditional Value-at-Risk (CVaR) estimation. This improved procedure is composed of the following instrumental components: Fourier transform method for volatility estimation, and importance sampling for extreme event probability estimation. The empirical analysis is based on several foreign exchange series and the S&P 500 index data. In comparison with empirical results by RiskMetrics, historical simulation, and the GARCH(1,1) model, our improved procedure outperforms on average.
International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance 17(2), 1450009