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A fund manager has a portfolio worth $50 million w...




A fund manager has a portfolio worth $50 million with a beta of 0.87. The manager is concerned about the performance of the market over the next two months and plans to use three-month futures contracts on the S&P 500 to hedge the risk. The current level of the index is 1250, one contract is on 250 times the index, the risk-free rate is 6% per annum, and the dividend yield on the index is 3% per annum. The current 3 month futures price is 1259. a) What position should the fund manager take to eliminate all exposure to the market over the next two months? b) Calculate the effect of your strategy on the fund manager?s returns if the level of the market in two months is 1,000, 1,100, 1,200, 1,300, and 1,400. Assume that the one-month futures price is 0.25% higher than the index level at this time.,This assignment actually under Hedging Strategies Using Futures, from Options, Futures, and other Derivatives Book. Best regards,


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