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Performance Analysis Based on Adequate Risk-Adjusted Performance Measures
- Author / Creator
- Vyachkileva, Daria
The main purpose of this thesis is to explore different risk-adjusted ratios, add correlation into account and see which one of them accommodates for risk the best way. In finance it is well-known that investors can not rely on pure return. Some fund managers can produce high return but at the same time they can be exposed to a very high risk. Therefore, it is important to adjust for risk and compare fund/managers based on a risk-adjusted return.
Also, this thesis applies popular risk-adjusted measures to mergers and acquisitions(M&A). In order to deal with correlation in M&A, we use Dowd's (2000) approach and calculate the same measures for the acquiring company before the acquisition and assuming that the company acquired the target few years ago. Therefore, we include correlation in all measures and we can compare the same measures for the company and see if it increased or decreased. Detailed calculations will be presented in this thesis.
There are many risk-adjusted measures because investors can not agree how we need to define risk. In this thesis we will give different definitions of risk and demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of each. Our methods of study and outcomes are illustrated by numerical examples on the real financial data.
- Graduation date
- Fall 2018
- Type of Item
- Master of Science
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