Instruction for the Case Report
The case report carries 10 marks and should follow the structure suggested below. It should have at most 6 pages including the cover page, and should be printed with line space 1.5 lines and font size 12. The cover page should contain the name of the group, student name and ID number. There is one mark for the clarity of the writing. Note that lecturers will help you to clarify conceptual issues but not specific case questions and calculations. The report is due at 5pm Friday March 29 in the submission box on Level 3 of Block D. No electronic submission will be accepted. Late submission carries point deduction: 5 marks for 1‐day (or less) overdue, 8 marks for 2‐day overdue, and all 10 marks for 3‐day (or more) overdue. Exception will be considered only for medical reasons. Case Report Structure: I. Case background (0.5 mark) II. III. Create a table with the key dates, events, and decisions to be made.
Investing in hedge funds (1 mark) Key differences with mutual funds in terms of investment strategy, risk, and reward.
Arbitrage opportunity (2 mark) Was there an arbitrage opportunity on Dec 9? What should be the arbitrage transactions (long or short in each stock, number of Ubid shares for each share of Creative Computers)? Elena is required to post cash collateral for her short position. Should she borrow to purchase Creative Computers (CC)? The initial margin is 50% for both long and short positions. Assume that the arbitrage opportunity disappears when Ubid shares are distributed to CC shareholders. Without considering margin interests on both long and short positions, what should be the minimum rate of return in six months?
Risks in arbitrage (1 mark) What are the risks associated with the arbitrage transactions?
Margin call (3 marks) ...