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# Two investment advisers are comparing performance. One averaged a 16.27% rate of return and the other...

Two investment advisers are comparing performance. One averaged a 16.27% rate of return and the other a 20.51% rate of return. However, the β of the first investor was 1.5, whereas that of the second investor was 1.

Required: Suppose that the T-bill rate was 3% and the market return during the period was 15%. Aside from the issue of general movements in the market, outline the difference between the superior and inferior portfolios.

Answer% Do not round intermediate calculations. Input your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places (for example: 28.31%).

Two investment advisers are comparing performance. One averaged a 16.27% rate of return and the other a 20.51% rate of return. However, the β of the first investor was 1.5, whereas that of the second investor was 1.

Required: Suppose that the T-bill rate was 3% and the market return during the period was 15%. Aside from the issue of general movements in the market, outline the difference between the superior and inferior portfolios.

Answer% Do not round intermediate calculations. Input your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places (for example: 28.31%).

Two investment advisers are comparing performance. One averaged a 16.27% rate of return and the other a 20.51% rate of return. However, the β of the first investor was 1.5, whereas that of the second investor was 1.

Required: Suppose that the T-bill rate was 3% and the market return during the period was 15%. Aside from the issue of general movements in the market, outline the difference between the superior and inferior portfolios.

Answer% Do not round intermediate calculations. Input your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places (for example: 28.31%).

Required return for Portfolio 1 = 3% + (15% -3%)*1.5 = 21%

Required return for Portfolio 2 = 3% + (15% -3%)*1 = 15%

Alpha of portfolio 1= Actual return - Required return = 16.27% - 21% = -4.73%

Alpha of portfolio 2= Actual return - Required return = 20.51 - 15% = 5.51%

A superior portfolio is one which has generated excess returns over the required return and has lower beta. It has also generated higher returns and standard deviation is only slightly higher. Considering the characteristics, Portfolio 2 is a superior portfolio.