Finance; Investment Decisions

Finance; Investment Decisions

Question One

An own-occupation policy will provide disability benefits if the insured is unable to perform the duties of his or her own occupation.

The elimination period is 45 days.

3Any occupation policy.




7The entire benefit will not be taxable.

8 0


10Any occupation.

No more than 100 percent of his salary.

12 12 nomths

13After six months as the provision accelerates the waiting period.

14Guaranteed renewable and non-cancelable disability policies always provide protection for the insured until age 65.

15Disability will be defined based on the specific duties of the insured.

Question Two

Player James Fromholtz is considering whether to invest in a newly formed investment fund. The fund’s investment objective is to acquire home mortgage securities at what it hopes will be bargain prices. The fund sponsor has suggested to James that the fund’s performance will hinge on how the national economy performs in the coming year. Specifically, he suggested the following possible outcomes:. James has estimated the expected rate of return from this investment is 19.001 percent. James wants to apply his recently acquired understanding of the security market line concept to his analysis.

a. If the risk-free rate of interest is currently 2.0 percent and the beta for the investment is 2.3, what is the slope of the security market line for the real estate mortgage security investment?

b. James is also considering the investment of his money in a market index fund that has an expected rate of return of 9 percent. What is the slope of the security market line (i.e., the reward-to-risk ratio) for this investment opportunity?

c. Based on your analysis of parts a and b above, which investment should James take? Why?

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