IAPM Prelims


Answer all questions. Each question carries 15 marks. Attempt any 2 sub questions from Q 1-4. All questions in Q5 have to be answered.

Q1 a. What are the factors influencing the selection of investment options.

Q1 b. What are the various tax savings options available to investors to save tax at the same time earn returns.

Q 1 c What is online share trading and what are the benefits of the same.


Q2 a. A portfolio consists of 40% of security A and balance is security B, the probability and returns of each security is given

Probability       0.1       0.2       0.1       0.2       0.3       0.1

A (%)                10        12        8          -2         12        11

B(%)                 12        15        -1         5          14        8

Calculate the average return and SD of the portfolio

Q2 b. The return of 2 securities and market return are given. Calculate the Beta of each security and comment

X(%)                 12        15        20        -4         18        20        10        14

Y(%)                 8          12        23        -2         15        2          -2         18

Market (%)      18        8          12        -6         10        10        12        15

Q 2 c What is risk and how is it measured


Q3 a Identify the various approaches to construct an ideal portfolio for an investor

Q3 b. What is technical analysis and how is it different from fundamental analysis

Q 3 c  Following information is available for Ram and Shyam.(in lakhs)

Ram                 Shyam

Equity (FV10)                           250                  300

15% Preference shares           100                  150

PAT                                          60                    65

Proposed dividend                  35                    40

MPS                                         22                    35

Calculate: EPS, PE ratio, Dividend payout ratio, Return on Equity capital


Q4 a. Explain:- Security market line, Efficient market hypothesis, Random walk theory

Q4 b. From the following information, calculate the return on the overall portfolio using the CAPM model. Risk free rate is 10%

Investment option          Initial price          closing price       dividend              beta

BHEL                                      2300                       2400                       Rs 350                   0.8

TCS                                         2500                       3000                       Rs 500                   1.1

Infosys                                 3050                       2990                       –                              1.25

Q 4 c Information about 3 portfolios are given. Using Shapre, Treynors and Jeanson’s method, evaluate the portfolios and comment. Risk free rate is 9%


Portfolio              Return                  Beta                       SD

A                             12%                        1.1                          4

B                             15%                        0.8                          9

C                             10%                        1.2                          16

Market                 9.5%                      1                              12


Q5. Sita is 50 years old and her husband is 52 Yrs old. Both of them wish to retire in the next 3-4 years. They have an investable surplus of Rs 1 cr. They have a daughter who just got married and is well settled. They do not have any higher aspirations. They come to you for financial advise. Evaluate the process that you would use to construct an ideal portfolio for them and also suggest the various investment alternatives.

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