Calculate the required rate of return for an asset that has a beta of 1.73, given a risk-free rate of 5.3% and a market return of 9.9%. b. if investors have become more risk-averse due to recent geopolitical events, and the market return rises to 12.7%, what is the required rate of return for the same asset?
To calculate the required rate of return for an assets it's necessary to use the CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model) model which considers these variables to estimate the required return of an assets, the model states the next:
ER = Rf + Bix( ERm - Rf )
ER : Expected Return of Investment
Rf : Risk-Free Rate
Bi : Beta of the Investment
ERm : Expected Return of the Market
(Erm-Rf) : Market Risk Premium
It tries to explain the relationship between the systematic risk ((Erm-Rf Market Risk Premium) of the market and the expected returns for assets.