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What is the basis for the rhythmicity observed in the SCN?

1.Why do you think animals, including humans, would evolve a system in which their testosterone levels would fluctuate with winning and losing in competitive situations?

2. How do shift work, jet lag, and daylight saving time affect our normal circadian rhythms?

3. What is the basis for the rhythmicity observed in the SCN?

4.What can we learn from the EEG recordings taken from different stages of waking and sleep?

5. In what ways should sleep be considered an active, as opposed to a passive, process?

establish the composition of the sources of funds that goes to make up the current capital structure of the trust.

funding arrangements (i.e. raise capital) for an Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) which is required to fund a new acquisition (thinking of buying another property) valued at AUD$1 billion.

Examine the overall report

concentrating on the financial statements and notes provided.

Comment on your impression of their usefulness to potential “non-accounting” end users.

In addition, discuss the company’s treatment of important accounting issues related to the

property industry, including depreciation, impairments, revaluation, intangibles and

construction contracts.

Analyse the financial statements and establish the current (existing) capital structure of your selected REIT

In other words, establish the composition of the sources of funds that goes to make up the current capital structure of the trust. Establish how much equity and how much is debt, as in percentage of….

Identify the benefits of using futures for hedging, speculating and arbitraging with real examples.

Appendix

Financial Engineering and Risk Management

Individual Written Essay Report – 50%

 

Questions

Futures: Identify the benefits of using futures for hedging, speculating and arbitraging with real examples. Explore the comparative analysis of futures and forwards with the reference to previous studies. SWAPS: Use real examples, e.g. business between IBM and MSFT, to explain how SWAPs enhance comparative advantages of business. Evaluate the credit risk embedded in SWAPs and identify what contracts can be used to reduce the risks. Options Collect the live data from options markets on stock options, e.g. Apple options chain via NASDAQ and Yahoo finance. Explore and explain how to create major trading strategies involving options, e.g. butterfly, bull spread, bear / bull spread etc. Compare the strategies across at least 5 stock….

Using the information provided, construct a cash budget for February and March.

Vertical Ladder Company (VLC) forecasts that its sales for January through April will be $60,000, $70,000, $90,000, and $80,000, respectively. All sales are made on credit, and past experience indicates that 30 percent of the sales will be collected in the month of the sale and that the remaining 70 percent will be collected the following month. Customers who pay in the month of the sale will take the 2 percent cash discount offered by VLC for paying early. VLC normally purchases and pays for raw materials, which cost 55 percent of the sales prices, one month prior to selling the finished products. Employees’ wages represent 25 percent of the sales price, and rent is $3,000 per month. At the beginning of February, VLC expects to have $4,000….

Perform a comparative analysis of your two selected companies’ business operations and discuss the industry in which they operate.

Perform a comparative analysis of your two selected companies’ business operations and discuss the industry in which they operate. You must address the following questions as part of your analysis: ? What do your companies make, sell or do? What are their key products and markets? ? What is your companies’ size in the industry in which they operate (eg. level of sales, number of staff, total assets etc.) ? How does your company’s performance compare to other companies in the industry? (eg. growing faster/slower/declining) ? Note any significant differences between their operations and markets that may influence their risk profiles. 2. Risk identification ? List the major stakeholders and explain their objectives for both firms. Are they the same stakeholders for both companies? Discuss any key differences….

develop further insights into the performance to decide the suitability of these funds for generating asset mix at the EAM to serve their clients.

As part of deepening your understanding of Exchange Traded Funds and their sensitivity to market wide events, you have been given the 15 ETFs identified by the board of management of EAM for them to develop further insights into the performance to decide the suitability of these funds for generating asset mix at the EAM to serve their clients. This requires you to analyse and understand the Thompson Reuters reports on each of the 15 ETFs that we have appended to this document and write reflectively on the nature of the fund, the technical analysis over the last 3 years covering the performance of the ETF, the asset allocation feature and the performance analysis (calendar and cumulative analysis). In addition, you are also advised to conduct your own….

Calculate the average dinner cheque for the restaurant in the coming year.

Basil has invested R16 497 000 in a family restaurant and he wants total sales revenue of 10% on his investment in the year to come.The restaurant has 100 seats and serves lunch and dinner 6 days a week for 52 weeks a year.From past experience Basil has learnt that lunch can be estimated at 40% of total sales revenue with a seat turnover of 1.25, while dinner is estimated at 60% of total sales revenue with a 0.75 seat turnover.REQUIRED:2.1 Calculate the average cheque for the restaurant in the coming year. (5) 2.2 Calculate the average dinner cheque for the restaurant in the coming year. (5)

What changes, if any, would you suggest as an outside investor to its business model?

Consider some changes and sensitivity analysis. What changes, if any, would you suggest as an outside investor to its business model? What are the risks? What are the implications of these changes? Here this may involve qualitative aspects and “what would you want to know” from an inside the firm perspective. Based on what you recommend for a business model ($ spent on customer acquisition/marketing and other key variables), come up with a value for Spotify—IPO (your value would be post-money if the IPO money is necessary to grow the business) to guide your IPO decision. Use a discount rate of 20% (late stage venture/ IPO tech SaaS company). Consider a range of exit multiples after 3-5 years (15/20/25 times EBITDA).

Calculate the return on assets of the company given that Return on Equity is 30%?

You are the new CFO of Risk Surfing Ltd, which has current assets of $7,920, net fixed assets of $17,700, current liabilities of $4,580 and long-term debts of $5,890. Required: a. What are the three important questions of corporate finance you will need to address? Please briefly explain them and indicate how they are related to the areas in the balance sheet of a company. (1 mark) b. Calculate owners’ equity and build a balance sheet for the company? (3 marks) c. How much is net working capital of the company? (1 mark) d. Calculate the return on assets of the company given that Return on Equity is 30%? (1 mark) e. What is the PE of the company total number of ordinary share outstanding of the companies….

Conduct a sensitivity analysis of the firm’s net profit with respect to a 10% movement (both up and down) in the exchange rate.

Suppose today is February 27, 2020. You are a risk analyst working at the finance department at Afterpay, an Australian e-commerce platform that allows consumers to “buy now, pay later”. Due to the growing importance of the US and UK segments, the company’s Chief Financial Officer is worried about the impact of exchange rate risk exposure on its revenue over the next 6 months. As a result, you are asked to prepare a report outlining how exchange rate risk might affect the firm’s profits. In addition, you are asked to assess different hedging strategies involving forward, futures and options. Further information and requirements for the report are as follows:

1. You are only required to focus on the exchange rate risk exposure of the UK segment (i.e., focus….