# beta

1. ### P2.T5.22.14. Empirical approaches to fixed income hedging

Learning objectives: Explain the drawbacks to using a DV01-neutral hedge for a bond position. Describe a regression hedge and explain how it can improve a standard DV01-neutral hedge. Calculate the regression hedge adjustment factor, beta. Calculate the face value of an offsetting position...
2. ### Intuitive understanding of Beta calculation with cross volatility

Hello, In the CAPM/MPT chapter, I was trying to get an intuitive understanding of how Beta is computed, without using maths (just like CAPM can be expressed as price of time + price of risk * Quantity of risk). Covariance upon variance can be understood, but I was wondering what an intuitive...
3. ### Beta and Hedge Ratio

Hi all, I couldn't find a relevant thread on this, but apologies if this has been asked before - I've got myself in to a bit of a quandary around the calculation of "beta", or as we know, the slope of the regression line, for instance between an asset and the hedge. The typical methodology I...
4. ### P1.T1.20.8. Modern portfolio theory (MPT)

Learning objectives: Explain modern portfolio theory and interpret the Markowitz efficient frontier. Understand the derivation and components of the CAPM. Describe the assumptions underlying the CAPM. Interpret the capital market line. Apply the CAPM in calculating the expected return on an...
5. ### GARP.FRM.PQ.P1 Increasing Beta question

A fund manager has a USD 100 million portfolio with a beta of 0.75. The manager has bullish expectations for the next couple of months and plans to use futures contracts on the S&P500 to increase the portfolio´s beta to 1.8. Given the following information, which strategy should the fund manager...