Law invariant risk measures have the Fatou property

  • Elyès Jouini
  • Walter Schachermayer
  • Nizar Touzi
Part of the Advances in Mathematical Economics book series (MATHECON, volume 9)


S. Kusuoka [K01, Theorem 4] gave an interesting dual characterization of law invariant coherent risk measures, satisfying the Fatou property. The latter property was introduced by F. Delbaen [D 02]. In the present note we extend Kusuoka’s characterization in two directions, the first one being rather standard, while the second one is somewhat surprising. Firstly we generalize — similarly as M. Fritelli and E. Rossaza Gianin [FG 05] — from the notion of coherent risk measures to the more general notion of convex risk measures as introduced by H. Föllmer and A. Schied [FS 04]. Secondly — and more importantly — we show that the hypothesis of Fatou property may actually be dropped as it is automatically implied by the hypothesis of law invariance.

We also introduce the notion of the Lebesgue property of a convex risk measure, where the inequality in the definition of the Fatou property is replaced by an equality, and give some dual characterizations of this property.

Key words

law-invariance cash-invariance Fatou and Lebesgue properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elyès Jouini
    • 1
  • Walter Schachermayer
    • 2
    • 3
  • Nizar Touzi
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Université Paris Dauphine and CEREMADEParis Cedex 16France
  2. 2.Vienna University of TechnologyWienAustria
  3. 3.Université Paris DauphineParis Cedex 16France
  4. 4.CREST, Laboratoire de Finance et AssuranceMalakoff CedexFrance
  5. 5.Tanaka Business SchoolImperial College LondonLondon

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