In globalized financial world, adequate and effective risk measures are central to its stability. More and more emphasis has recently been put on the characteristics which risk measures should fulfill.
In my diploma seminar I introduce one of them, robustness. A risk measure is robust if it is insensitive to wrong specification of the model and small changes in data. It ensures that all financial institutions are treated equally, given the risks they bear. Robustness therefore makes sense for risk measures that are prescribed by the Basel agreements. These are international financial agreements governing the regulation of banks. In the Diploma Seminar thesis, I examine the robustness of major risk measures and show that the measures prescribed by Basel agreements are robust.