| Business School Assignment Brief
| Academic Year
| BA ( Hons ) Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Business, Finance and Business, Finance and Economics, Finance and Law Top-Up
| Investment Report on a Company
| This assignment is worth 30% of the overall unit mark
THE BRIEFA pair of students will be allocated a FTSE 100 company , during your first seminar of the unit . Please choose your pairings prior to the first seminar.Write a report to a medium risk investment trust company advising them as to whether you would recommend purchasing a substantial amount of equity in this company.Your recommendation must be based upon a reasoned assessment of the following factors:A very brief introduction to the companyThe share’s Beta and total risk and return as calculated for a one year periodA comparison of this share’s annual total risk and return with that of a gilt 2% Treasury Gilt 2016 bought on the 3rd March 20011 at 96.73 ( clean price ). The gilt is due to be redeemed on the 22nd January 2016.The risk and return of a portfolio of three equities containing your share and two others over a one year periodCritical appraisal of the weaknesses of the theoretical models you have used to evaluate your investmentAn analysis of the future prospects of the share and the sector in which the organisation is situated and any other factors you would wish to include to evidence your conclusion.ConclusionWord length: 2000 wordsPlease note that a penalty of 10% of the final mark will be applied if the main body of the report exceeds 2000 wordsLearning Outcomes from AssignmentBy completion of this assignment the students will be able to demonstrate:A critical understanding of the theoretical structures of modern portfolio theory and how they relate to the investment decision making process.The ability to utilise a comprehensive range of investment appraisal techniques in relation to a wide range of investment vehiclesMarking CriteriaThe...
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