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Can anybody help me with this BFF3121: Investments and portfolio management Homework Question?

 
 
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Hi everyone, I have been struggling with this uni level finance question today, which I have as a part of my finance course for homework. I was wondering if anybody might be to help me with it?? Thank you all. Question Below

Textbook Chapter 11 Q18

Ann has $10k Australian dollars to invest in a complete portfolio. You have provided her a risky portfolio with return of 10.5% and standard-deviation of 15%, and a risk-free asset with return equals to 0%. After comparison between the risky and risk-free asset, Ann generally prefers the risk-free asset, as she is risk-averse and the highest risk level she could accept is indifferent between risk-free and risky asset.

A) Calculate the minimum value of Ann's risk-aversion factor. Keep 3 decimals in your answer.

B) Using the minimum value of the risk-aversion factor you derived from 1) and the information from the question, calculate the optimal weighting for the risk-free asset and the risky portfolio. Keep 3 decimals in your answer.

C) Using the weighting you derived from 2) and the information from the question, calculate the return and risk of Ann's complete portfolio. Keep 3 decimals in your answer.

D) John has $10k Australian dollars to invest in a complete portfolio. You have provided him a risky portfolio with return of 12.5% and standard-deviation of 18%, and a risk-free asset with return equals to 6%. After comparison between the risky and risk-free asset, John generally prefers the risk-free asset, as he is risk-averse and the highest risk level he could accept is indifferent between risk-free and risky asset.

Repeat your calculations in A) and B), calculate the minimum value of John's risk-aversion factor, and the optimal weighting between risk-free and risky portfolio.

Have you identified any trend after the calculation? Why? Please show all calculations in sequence.
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