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# You plan to invest in the Kish Hedge Fund, which has total capital of \$500 million...

You plan to invest in the Kish Hedge Fund, which has total capital of \$500 million invested in five stocks: Stock Investment Stock's Beta Coefficient A. \$160 million 0.6, B. 120 million 1.4, C. 80 million 2.0, D. 80 million 1.0, E. 60 million 1.9. Kish's beta coefficient can be found as a weighted average of its stocks' betas. The risk-free rate is 3%, and you believe the following probability distribution for future market returns is realistic:

Probability Market Return: 0.1 -30%, 0.2 0%, 0.4 12%, 0.2 30%, 0.1 48%.

a. What is the equation for the Security Market Line (SML)? (Hint: First determine the expected market return.)

I. ri = 3.2% + (9.6%)bi

II. ri = 3.2% + (8.3%)bi

III. ri = 3.0% + (9.6%)bi

IV. ri = 4.4% + (11.0%)bi

V. ri = 3.0% + (8.3%)bi.

b. Calculate Kish's required rate of return. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places. %

c. Suppose Rick Kish, the president, receives a proposal from a company seeking new capital. The amount needed to take a position in the stock is \$50 million, it has an expected return of 17%, and its estimated beta is 1.4. Should Kish invest in the new company? The new stock [select-should not, should] be purchased. At what expected rate of return should Kish be indifferent to purchasing the stock? Round your answer to two decimal places. %

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Calculation of Expected market return (lets say Rm)

 Probabilty (P) 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 Market return (x) -30% 0% 12% 30% 48% P*X -3% 0% 5% 6% 5% Expected return (sum of P*X) 12.6%

the SML equation is

Ri = Rf + (Rm - Rf) *Bi

where Re is required return of a given stock e

Rf is the risk free rate of return and Be is the beta coefficient of stock e

therefore Ri = 3 % + 9.6% *Bi

 Stock A B C D E Beta 0.6 1.4 2 1 1.9 Weight 160 120 80 80 60 Beta*Weight 96 168 160 80 114 Sum of weights 500 Portfolio Beta (Sum of Beta *Weight/ Sum of weight) 1.236

therefore required return is 3 + 9.6*1.236 = 14.87%

For beta 1.4

the required return is 3 + 9.6*1.4 = 16.44

hence Kish shall accept the proposal with 17% return since it is more than the required return

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