Delineating an Efficient Portfolio
Students should read the Harvard Business School case study entitled ‘Investments: Delineating an Efficient Portfolio’ and answer the following questions. Students should note that the risk of the portfolio should not be more than 10% per year. Students should use the dataset in the Stock Spreadsheet for their calculations.
Key contextual elements should include risk diversification, portfolio theory, efficient frontier, Sharpe ratio, correlation analysis, risk and return.
o Make a two-asset portfolio and examine how risk is diversified.
o Make an efficient multiple-asset portfolio.
o Make an efficient multiple-asset portfolio and analyze the effect of adding a risk-free asset to a portfolio containing risky assets.