# SMU MBA ASSIGNMENTS

## SMU MBA SEM 3 – FIN301 – SECURITY ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

ASSIGNMENT DRIVE – FALL 2017

PROGRAM MBA

SEMESTER 3

SUBJECT CODE & NAME – FIN301 – SECURITY ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

SET 1

Q.1. Elucidate the implications of Efficient Market Hypothesis EMH for security analysis and portfolio management.  10

1. Implications for active and passive investment 5
2. Implications for investors and companies 5

1. Implications for active and passive investment

Proponents of EMH often advocate passive as opposed to active investment strategies. Active management is the art of stock-picking and market-timing. The policy of passive investors is to buy and hold a broad-based market

Q2.

Calculate Risk of Portfolio

The expected return of the portfolio

E(Rp) is   E(RP) = x1R1 + x2E(R2)

Q3. Explain the business cycle and leading coincidental & lagging indicators. Analyse the issues in fundamental analysis. 10

• Analysis and explanation of the issues in fundamental analysis all the four points 4

All

SET-II

Q1

1. Explain the meaning of Risk Diversification.
2. How do we measure Portfolio Risk?
3. Explain Risk Diversification 5
4. Measurement of Portfolio Risk 5

Risk Diversification:-

1. Diversification is a risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. The rationale behind this technique contends that a portfolio constructed of different kinds of

Q2 Explain the Meaning and Benefits of Mutual Fund.

• Explain the Meaning of Mutual Fund 5 10
• Elucidate the various Benefits of Mutual Funds 5

A mutual fund is a type of financial intermediary that pools funds of investors with similar investment objectives

Q3.

This distribution of returns for share P and the market portfolio M is given above. Calculate the Expected Return of Security P and the market portfolio, the covariance between the market portfolio and security P and beta for the security.

• Calculate
1. Expected Return of Security P and the market portfolio,
2. Covariance between the market portfolio and security P
3. Beta for the security. 5+3+2=10

SMU MBA FALL-2017

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