# We Do Bankruptcies is a law firm that specializes in providing advice to firms in financial distress. It prospers in recessions when other firms are struggling. Consequently, its beta is negative, −0.2. a. If the interest rate on Treasury bills is 4% and the expected return on the market portfolio is 14%, what is the expected return on the shares of the law firm according to the CAPM? (Enter your answer as a whole percent.) b. Suppose you invested 90% of your wealth in the market portfolio and the remainder of your wealth in the shares in the law firm. What would be the beta of your portfolio? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

**Answer:**

a) Expected return on the law firm =2%

b) Beta of the 2 asset portfolio = 0.88

**Explanation:**

a) According to CAPM, expected return =

where: rf is the risk free rate of return = treasury bill rate

b = beta of the stock

rm = expected return on the market portfolio

Expected return on the law firm = =2%

b)Beta of a 2 asset portfolio =

where:

wA = portfolio weight of the first asset = weight of the market portfolio = 0.9

wB = the portfolio weight of the second asset

= 0.1

bA=beta of the first asset = beta of the market portfolio = 1

bB=beta of the second asset = -0.2

Beta of the 2 asset portfolio = =0.88

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