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Old 01-29-2018, 09:09 PM
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Thanks for the help. I have 4. I think that's too many. (I also listed pros and cons for each as asked).
Generally the rule is if you provide justification, it's all good - so I would say do whatever you think makes sense. I thought my metric might be a little BS, but I gave reasoning and they passed me, so who knows.
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Thanks for the reply guys. I will check out the slides when I get a chance and see if they help. Thanks again for taking the time to help out!
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I wish I had this thread when I took FA. I also found that question really confusing. Slide 60 of module 6 and 102 of module 4 do look helpful. I don't think I found that when doing FA.
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Thanks for the help. I have 4. I think that's too many. (I also listed pros and cons for each as asked).
I advise against picking 4. It will complicate things in the next tasks. Go with 1. Maybe 2 if you can justify why one shores up the weaknesses of the other.
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By "return", they just mean tradeoff.

For example, VaR is a risk metric. The return is the need for a higher contribution to fund for VaR(99).
This is an incredibly helpful viewpoint. Thank you.
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What about ROI, IRR or PI as return metrics? I haven't taken FA yet so they might definitely not be suitable for the situation, but in general these are the metrics come to my mind (most probably because I just took the Corp Fin final last Friday).

What do you think about these metrics? suitable as return metrics?
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What about ROI, IRR or PI as return metrics? I haven't taken FA yet so they might definitely not be suitable for the situation, but in general these are the metrics come to my mind (most probably because I just took the Corp Fin final last Friday).

What do you think about these metrics? suitable as return metrics?
not sure what PI stands for, but I saw no way to calculate ROI or IRR in there.

what shivams said makes sense for what you're actually given.
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If that's an option, sure
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I advise against picking 4. It will complicate things in the next tasks. Go with 1. Maybe 2 if you can justify why one shores up the weaknesses of the other.
I went with 4 metrics and used some blend baseline measure to determine optimal mix and contribution amount. The thought being something more rigirous would be better. I DNMMR'd with task 2 being specifically pinpointed. So I'm thinking my overcomplication and/or contribution mix formula might have ultimately been the issue.

I'll definitely have to rethink this for my retake.
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