Give an example of three financial intermediaries and explain how they act as a bridge between small investors and large capital markets or corporations. 

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Q1: Give an example of three financial intermediaries and explain how they act as a bridge between small investors and large capital markets or corporations.                          [2 Marks]


Q2: What are some comparative advantages of investing in the following?             [2 Marks]

  1. Unit investment trusts.
  2. Open-end mutual funds.
  3. Individual stocks and bonds that you choose for yourself.

Q3: Q3: The composition of the Alhind Fund portfolio is as follows:


Stock   Price
A 300000 $45
B 500000   50  
C 600000 30
D 800000   35  


The fund has not borrowed any funds, but its accrued management fee with the portfolio manager currently totals $60,000. There are 5 million shares outstanding.

What is the net asset value of the fund?


Q4: A U.S. Treasury bill with 90-day maturity sells at a bank discount yield of 9 percent. [4 Mark]

  1. What is the price of the bill?
  2. What is the 90-day holding period return of the bill?
  3. What is the bond equivalent yield of the bill?
  4. What is the effective annual yield of the bill?


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