“Globalization and International Investing” Please respond to the following:
Provide your opinion on whether average investors should or should not include investments from other countries in their portfolio. Support your opinion with an example.
Determine whether or not globalization has any effect on the selection of investments. Support your position.
“Hedge Funds” Please respond to the following:
Predict two ways that the hedge fund incentive fee may affect a manager’s proclivity to take on high-risk assets in the portfolio. Support your prediction.
Provide two reasons why it is more difficult to assess the performance of a hedge fund portfolio manager than it is to assess the performance a typical mutual fund manager.
“Bank Performance “ Please respond to the following:
Considering the bank you currently use, create performance criteria and then rate your bank against the criteria you developed. Make a suggestion for one area of improvement based on your evaluation.
Speculate how commercial banks will perform overall throughout the next three years as the economy rebounds. Then, determine the economic consequences for this performance. Provide examples or evidence to support your answer.
“Thrift Operations” Please respond to the following:
Determine the risks that are unique to thrift operations compared to commercial banks. Describe how the thrift should manage each risk identified.
From the e-Activity, generate an opinion about the overall health of thrifts compared to how banks performed during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, and determine what lessons can be learned.