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CACS New Maths Topics Cover:
Foreign Exchange Rate Quotations
Cross Rates
Reciprocity
BidOffer Spread
Settlement Dates
Spot Transactions
How to Read a Foreign Exchange Term Sheet
Gain, Loss and Breakeven
Forward Foreign Exchange Contracts
Forward Rates
Benefits of Using Forward Exchange Contracts
Fundamental Analysis
Understanding Financial Statements
Earnings Quality
Using Financial Ratios
Limitations of Financial Ratios
Valuation
Charges and Fees
Fees Borne By Investors
Fees Borne by Funds
Expense Ratio
Performance Measures of a Fund
Net Asset Value (NAV)
Return Calculations
RiskAdjusted Return
Risk Measures of a Fund
Standard Deviation and Variance
Beta
RSquared
Tracking Error
Liquidity Risk
Currency Risk
Use of Derivatives
Transparency
Bond Funds
Average Coupon
Yield to Maturity (Yield to Redemption)
Evaluation of Funds
Diversification
Total Expense Ratio
Investment Objectives and Time Horizons
Performance
Fund Sizes and Capacity
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Question 1 of 30
1. Question
Jane, a financial advisor, is reviewing a client’s portfolio that includes several highyield bonds. She needs to calculate the average coupon rate of the bonds in the portfolio. If the portfolio contains bonds with coupons of 4.5%, 5.0%, 6.0%, and 7.0%, what is the average coupon rate?
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The average coupon rate is calculated as:
\[
\text{Average Coupon Rate} = \frac{4.5\% + 5.0\% + 6.0\% + 7.0\%}{4} = \frac{22.5\%}{4} = 5.5\%
\]
This calculation provides the mean coupon rate of the bonds in the portfolio. The Singapore CMFAS regulations emphasize accurate and transparent reporting of bond characteristics, including average coupon rates, to ensure proper investment evaluation.Incorrect
The average coupon rate is calculated as:
\[
\text{Average Coupon Rate} = \frac{4.5\% + 5.0\% + 6.0\% + 7.0\%}{4} = \frac{22.5\%}{4} = 5.5\%
\]
This calculation provides the mean coupon rate of the bonds in the portfolio. The Singapore CMFAS regulations emphasize accurate and transparent reporting of bond characteristics, including average coupon rates, to ensure proper investment evaluation. 
Question 2 of 30
2. Question
John is analyzing the liquidity risk of a mutual fund. The fund has a large position in smallcap stocks, which are known for their lower liquidity. What should John consider as a potential issue with this fund?
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Liquidity risk is associated with the difficulty of buying or selling assets without affecting their price significantly. Smallcap stocks, being less liquid, can lead to higher transaction costs and difficulty in executing trades efficiently. The Securities and Futures Act (SFA) requires that risks associated with liquidity be disclosed to ensure investors are wellinformed.
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Liquidity risk is associated with the difficulty of buying or selling assets without affecting their price significantly. Smallcap stocks, being less liquid, can lead to higher transaction costs and difficulty in executing trades efficiently. The Securities and Futures Act (SFA) requires that risks associated with liquidity be disclosed to ensure investors are wellinformed.

Question 3 of 30
3. Question
Emily is reviewing the yield to maturity (YTM) of a bond that matures in 5 years, with an annual coupon payment of 6% and a current price of $950. If the face value of the bond is $1,000, what is the approximate yield to maturity?
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The yield to maturity (YTM) is calculated using the formula:
\[
\text{YTM} \approx \frac{\text{Coupon Payment} + \frac{\text{Face Value} – \text{Current Price}}{\text{Years to Maturity}}}{\frac{\text{Current Price} + \text{Face Value}}{2}}
\]
Substituting the values:
\[
\text{YTM} \approx \frac{60 + \frac{1000 – 950}{5}}{\frac{950 + 1000}{2}} = \frac{60 + 10}{975} \approx 0.068 \text{ or } 6.8\%
\]
Accurate calculation of YTM is crucial as per CMFAS guidelines to ensure proper valuation and return expectations.Incorrect
The yield to maturity (YTM) is calculated using the formula:
\[
\text{YTM} \approx \frac{\text{Coupon Payment} + \frac{\text{Face Value} – \text{Current Price}}{\text{Years to Maturity}}}{\frac{\text{Current Price} + \text{Face Value}}{2}}
\]
Substituting the values:
\[
\text{YTM} \approx \frac{60 + \frac{1000 – 950}{5}}{\frac{950 + 1000}{2}} = \frac{60 + 10}{975} \approx 0.068 \text{ or } 6.8\%
\]
Accurate calculation of YTM is crucial as per CMFAS guidelines to ensure proper valuation and return expectations. 
Question 4 of 30
4. Question
Michael is managing a portfolio and needs to assess its diversification. He has invested 30% in technology stocks, 30% in healthcare stocks, and 40% in financial stocks. What is the degree of diversification in his portfolio?
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Diversification reduces risk by spreading investments across various asset classes. In this portfolio, the investments are spread across three sectors, but a significant concentration in financial stocks suggests moderate diversification. CMFAS guidelines stress diversification to manage and mitigate investment risks effectively.
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Diversification reduces risk by spreading investments across various asset classes. In this portfolio, the investments are spread across three sectors, but a significant concentration in financial stocks suggests moderate diversification. CMFAS guidelines stress diversification to manage and mitigate investment risks effectively.

Question 5 of 30
5. Question
Laura is evaluating a mutual fund’s performance and sees that it has a total expense ratio (TER) of 1.5%. What does this ratio indicate?
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The Total Expense Ratio (TER) represents the annual cost of managing a mutual fund, expressed as a percentage of the fund’s average assets under management. According to CMFAS regulations, understanding TER is vital for assessing the cost efficiency of the fund.
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The Total Expense Ratio (TER) represents the annual cost of managing a mutual fund, expressed as a percentage of the fund’s average assets under management. According to CMFAS regulations, understanding TER is vital for assessing the cost efficiency of the fund.

Question 6 of 30
6. Question
Sarah is assessing the impact of currency risk on an international investment. Her portfolio includes assets denominated in various foreign currencies. What strategy can Sarah use to mitigate currency risk?
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Currency risk arises from fluctuations in exchange rates affecting the value of foreigndenominated assets. Currency hedging techniques, such as forward contracts or options, can help mitigate this risk. CMFAS guidelines require proper risk management strategies to protect investors from currency volatility.
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Currency risk arises from fluctuations in exchange rates affecting the value of foreigndenominated assets. Currency hedging techniques, such as forward contracts or options, can help mitigate this risk. CMFAS guidelines require proper risk management strategies to protect investors from currency volatility.

Question 7 of 30
7. Question
Robert is analyzing a fund’s performance and observes that it has an average annual return of 8% over the past 10 years. If the fund’s total expense ratio is 1.2%, what is the fund’s net annual return?
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The net annual return is calculated by subtracting the total expense ratio from the average annual return:
\[
\text{Net Annual Return} = \text{Average Annual Return} – \text{Total Expense Ratio} = 8\% – 1.2\% = 6.8\%
\]
CMFAS regulations require clear reporting of net returns to ensure transparency and proper investor evaluation.Incorrect
The net annual return is calculated by subtracting the total expense ratio from the average annual return:
\[
\text{Net Annual Return} = \text{Average Annual Return} – \text{Total Expense Ratio} = 8\% – 1.2\% = 6.8\%
\]
CMFAS regulations require clear reporting of net returns to ensure transparency and proper investor evaluation. 
Question 8 of 30
8. Question
Anna is considering the use of derivatives to manage risk in her investment portfolio. Which of the following is NOT a common use of derivatives?
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Derivatives are primarily used for hedging, speculation, and enhancing leverage. They do not typically reduce transaction costs; in fact, they can sometimes increase them. CMFAS guidelines emphasize understanding the purpose and risks of derivatives in investment strategies.
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Derivatives are primarily used for hedging, speculation, and enhancing leverage. They do not typically reduce transaction costs; in fact, they can sometimes increase them. CMFAS guidelines emphasize understanding the purpose and risks of derivatives in investment strategies.

Question 9 of 30
9. Question
Kevin needs to evaluate the fund size and capacity of a mutual fund. What does a larger fund size typically indicate about the fund’s capacity?
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Larger fund sizes can lead to capacity constraints, making it difficult to manage large transactions without impacting performance. CMFAS regulations require careful evaluation of fund size and capacity to ensure effective management and performance.
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Larger fund sizes can lead to capacity constraints, making it difficult to manage large transactions without impacting performance. CMFAS regulations require careful evaluation of fund size and capacity to ensure effective management and performance.

Question 10 of 30
10. Question
James is analyzing a fund’s transparency in reporting. What is an indicator of high transparency in fund reporting?
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High transparency in fund reporting includes detailed disclosure of investment strategies, risks, and performance metrics. This ensures investors have a clear understanding of the fund’s operations and potential risks. According to CMFAS guidelines, transparency is crucial for investor protection and informed decisionmaking.
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High transparency in fund reporting includes detailed disclosure of investment strategies, risks, and performance metrics. This ensures investors have a clear understanding of the fund’s operations and potential risks. According to CMFAS guidelines, transparency is crucial for investor protection and informed decisionmaking.

Question 11 of 30
11. Question
Mr. Tan is a financial advisor dealing with foreign exchange transactions. He is analyzing a currency pair where the base currency is the USD and the quote currency is the EUR. The spot exchange rate is 1 USD = 0.90 EUR. If Mr. Tan anticipates that the USD will strengthen against the EUR, what should he do?
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Since Mr. Tan expects the USD to strengthen against the EUR, he should buy USD and sell EUR. This is because if the USD strengthens, he will gain from holding USD and converting it to EUR at a more favorable rate in the future. The Securities and Futures Act (SFA) governs such transactions, ensuring transparency and fair dealing in the foreign exchange market.
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Since Mr. Tan expects the USD to strengthen against the EUR, he should buy USD and sell EUR. This is because if the USD strengthens, he will gain from holding USD and converting it to EUR at a more favorable rate in the future. The Securities and Futures Act (SFA) governs such transactions, ensuring transparency and fair dealing in the foreign exchange market.

Question 12 of 30
12. Question
Ms. Lim is evaluating a crosscurrency rate between the GBP/USD and the USD/JPY. The GBP/USD rate is 1.30 and the USD/JPY rate is 110.00. What is the cross rate for GBP/JPY?
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To calculate the cross rate for GBP/JPY, use the formula: Cross Rate = GBP/USD USD/JPY. Thus, the cross rate = 1.30 110.00 = 143.33. This calculation is crucial for understanding foreign exchange conversions, as stipulated under the Singapore CMFAS regulations.
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To calculate the cross rate for GBP/JPY, use the formula: Cross Rate = GBP/USD USD/JPY. Thus, the cross rate = 1.30 110.00 = 143.33. This calculation is crucial for understanding foreign exchange conversions, as stipulated under the Singapore CMFAS regulations.

Question 13 of 30
13. Question
Mr. Lee is reviewing the bidoffer spread for a currency pair where the bid price is 1.2500 and the offer price is 1.2550. What is the bidoffer spread in pips?
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The bidoffer spread is calculated as Offer Price – Bid Price. Therefore, the spread is 1.2550 – 1.2500 = 0.0050, which equals 5 pips. The SFA requires that bidoffer spreads be clearly disclosed to ensure fair pricing in the foreign exchange market.
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The bidoffer spread is calculated as Offer Price – Bid Price. Therefore, the spread is 1.2550 – 1.2500 = 0.0050, which equals 5 pips. The SFA requires that bidoffer spreads be clearly disclosed to ensure fair pricing in the foreign exchange market.

Question 14 of 30
14. Question
Ms. Chua is entering into a forward foreign exchange contract to buy 1,000,000 EUR at a forward rate of 1.1200 USD/EUR. What is the total amount she will need to pay in USD?
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To determine the total amount in USD, multiply the forward rate by the amount in EUR: 1,000,000 EUR 1.1200 USD/EUR = 1,120,000 USD. This is in line with the forward foreign exchange contracts guidelines set by the CMFAS for transparent and accurate foreign exchange transactions.
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To determine the total amount in USD, multiply the forward rate by the amount in EUR: 1,000,000 EUR 1.1200 USD/EUR = 1,120,000 USD. This is in line with the forward foreign exchange contracts guidelines set by the CMFAS for transparent and accurate foreign exchange transactions.

Question 15 of 30
15. Question
Mr. Koh is assessing his gains and losses from a foreign exchange transaction where he bought 1,000,000 JPY at a rate of 110.00 JPY/USD and sold it at 108.00 JPY/USD. What is his gain or loss in USD?
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The gain or loss is calculated by finding the difference between the buying and selling rates. The amount in USD is (1,000,000 JPY / 110.00) – (1,000,000 JPY / 108.00) = 9,090.91 – 9,259.74 = 168.83 USD. Convert this to USD by multiplying by the difference: Gain = (1,000,000 / 110) – (1,000,000 / 108) = 18,181.82 USD. This complies with the CMFAS regulations on foreign exchange gain and loss reporting.
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The gain or loss is calculated by finding the difference between the buying and selling rates. The amount in USD is (1,000,000 JPY / 110.00) – (1,000,000 JPY / 108.00) = 9,090.91 – 9,259.74 = 168.83 USD. Convert this to USD by multiplying by the difference: Gain = (1,000,000 / 110) – (1,000,000 / 108) = 18,181.82 USD. This complies with the CMFAS regulations on foreign exchange gain and loss reporting.

Question 16 of 30
16. Question
Ms. Tan is examining a forward rate agreement (FRA) where she has agreed to exchange 5,000,000 USD for EUR at a forward rate of 1.1050 USD/EUR. What is the total amount she will receive in EUR?
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To calculate the total amount in EUR, use the formula: Total EUR = Amount in USD / Forward Rate. Thus, 5,000,000 USD / 1.1050 USD/EUR = 4,528,925 EUR. This calculation adheres to the CMFAS guidelines for forward foreign exchange transactions.
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To calculate the total amount in EUR, use the formula: Total EUR = Amount in USD / Forward Rate. Thus, 5,000,000 USD / 1.1050 USD/EUR = 4,528,925 EUR. This calculation adheres to the CMFAS guidelines for forward foreign exchange transactions.

Question 17 of 30
17. Question
Mr. Ng is evaluating his foreign exchange transaction with a bid price of 0.7550 and an offer price of 0.7585 for a EUR/USD pair. What is the bidoffer spread in pips?
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The bidoffer spread is calculated as Offer Price – Bid Price. Therefore, the spread is 0.7585 – 0.7550 = 0.0035, which equals 35 pips. This follows the CMFAS regulations on currency spread disclosure.
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The bidoffer spread is calculated as Offer Price – Bid Price. Therefore, the spread is 0.7585 – 0.7550 = 0.0035, which equals 35 pips. This follows the CMFAS regulations on currency spread disclosure.

Question 18 of 30
18. Question
Ms. Ong is dealing with a foreign exchange transaction where the spot rate is 1.3300 and the forward rate is 1.3450 for a 30day contract. If she enters a contract to buy 500,000 USD, what is the amount in USD she will need to pay?
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To find the amount to pay, multiply the forward rate by the amount in USD: 500,000 USD 1.3450 = 672,500 USD. This amount needs to be converted to the payment in USD: 500,000 / 1.3450 = 335,400.00 USD. This adheres to the forward foreign exchange contract guidelines under CMFAS.
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To find the amount to pay, multiply the forward rate by the amount in USD: 500,000 USD 1.3450 = 672,500 USD. This amount needs to be converted to the payment in USD: 500,000 / 1.3450 = 335,400.00 USD. This adheres to the forward foreign exchange contract guidelines under CMFAS.

Question 19 of 30
19. Question
Mr. Tan is trying to determine the breakeven point for a currency option trade where he bought a call option with a strike price of 1.2500 and a premium of 0.0200. What is the breakeven exchange rate for this option?
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The breakeven point for a call option is calculated as Strike Price + Premium. Therefore, the breakeven rate = 1.2500 + 0.0200 = 1.2520. This calculation follows CMFAS guidelines on options and their pricing mechanisms.
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The breakeven point for a call option is calculated as Strike Price + Premium. Therefore, the breakeven rate = 1.2500 + 0.0200 = 1.2520. This calculation follows CMFAS guidelines on options and their pricing mechanisms.

Question 20 of 30
20. Question
Ms. Lim is reviewing the settlement dates for a foreign exchange forward contract. If the spot date is August 15 and the forward contract is for 90 days, what is the settlement date?
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The settlement date for a forward contract is determined by adding the contract period to the spot date. For a 90day contract starting from August 15, the settlement date would be November 15. This is in line with the CMFAS regulations for forward contract settlements.
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The settlement date for a forward contract is determined by adding the contract period to the spot date. For a 90day contract starting from August 15, the settlement date would be November 15. This is in line with the CMFAS regulations for forward contract settlements.

Question 21 of 30
21. Question
Sarah is evaluating the financial health of a company, XYZ Ltd. She finds that the company’s net income for the last fiscal year was SGD 1,200,000, while its total assets were SGD 10,000,000. Calculate the Return on Assets (ROA) ratio for XYZ Ltd.
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ROA is calculated using the formula:
\[
\text{ROA} = \frac{\text{Net Income}}{\text{Total Assets}} \times 100
\]Substituting the given values:
\[
\text{ROA} = \frac{1,200,000}{10,000,000} \times 100 = 12\%
\]The ROA provides insight into how effectively a company is using its assets to generate profit. According to the Singapore CMFAS guidelines under the Securities and Futures Act, understanding financial ratios like ROA is crucial for assessing a company’s performance.
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ROA is calculated using the formula:
\[
\text{ROA} = \frac{\text{Net Income}}{\text{Total Assets}} \times 100
\]Substituting the given values:
\[
\text{ROA} = \frac{1,200,000}{10,000,000} \times 100 = 12\%
\]The ROA provides insight into how effectively a company is using its assets to generate profit. According to the Singapore CMFAS guidelines under the Securities and Futures Act, understanding financial ratios like ROA is crucial for assessing a company’s performance.

Question 22 of 30
22. Question
John has invested SGD 50,000 in a mutual fund. The fund has an annual management fee of 1.5% and a performance fee of 10% on returns above a 5% hurdle rate. If the fund returns 8% this year, calculate the total fees charged.
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Management fee:
\[
\text{Management Fee} = 50,000 \times 0.015 = SGD 750
\]Performance fee calculation:
\[
\text{Excess Return} = 8\% – 5\% = 3\%
\]\[
\text{Performance Fee} = 50,000 \times 0.03 \times 0.10 = SGD 150
\]Total fees:
\[
\text{Total Fees} = 750 + 150 = SGD 900
\]The total fees calculation is crucial for investors to understand the costs associated with their investments. The Securities and Futures Act requires transparency in fee structures to ensure fair practices.
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Management fee:
\[
\text{Management Fee} = 50,000 \times 0.015 = SGD 750
\]Performance fee calculation:
\[
\text{Excess Return} = 8\% – 5\% = 3\%
\]\[
\text{Performance Fee} = 50,000 \times 0.03 \times 0.10 = SGD 150
\]Total fees:
\[
\text{Total Fees} = 750 + 150 = SGD 900
\]The total fees calculation is crucial for investors to understand the costs associated with their investments. The Securities and Futures Act requires transparency in fee structures to ensure fair practices.

Question 23 of 30
23. Question
Lisa is assessing a company’s earnings quality. She finds that the company’s net income is SGD 500,000 and its cash flow from operations is SGD 600,000. Compute the earnings quality ratio.
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The earnings quality ratio is calculated as:
\[
\text{Earnings Quality Ratio} = \frac{\text{Cash Flow from Operations}}{\text{Net Income}}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Earnings Quality Ratio} = \frac{600,000}{500,000} = 1.20
\]This ratio measures the reliability of earnings by comparing cash flow from operations to net income. Accurate earnings quality assessment helps in adhering to CMFAS regulations under the Securities and Futures Act.
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The earnings quality ratio is calculated as:
\[
\text{Earnings Quality Ratio} = \frac{\text{Cash Flow from Operations}}{\text{Net Income}}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Earnings Quality Ratio} = \frac{600,000}{500,000} = 1.20
\]This ratio measures the reliability of earnings by comparing cash flow from operations to net income. Accurate earnings quality assessment helps in adhering to CMFAS regulations under the Securities and Futures Act.

Question 24 of 30
24. Question
Mark is evaluating a company’s valuation. He notes that the company’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is SGD 2,000,000, and the company’s debt is SGD 4,000,000. The company’s cost of debt is 5%. What is the value of the company using the EBIT and cost of debt approach?
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The valuation using EBIT and cost of debt is given by:
\[
\text{Company Value} = \frac{\text{EBIT}}{\text{Cost of Debt}}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Company Value} = \frac{2,000,000}{0.05} = SGD 40,000,000
\]This approach helps in understanding the company’s value based on its earnings and cost of debt. It ensures compliance with CMFAS standards under the Securities and Futures Act for accurate financial assessments.
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The valuation using EBIT and cost of debt is given by:
\[
\text{Company Value} = \frac{\text{EBIT}}{\text{Cost of Debt}}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Company Value} = \frac{2,000,000}{0.05} = SGD 40,000,000
\]This approach helps in understanding the company’s value based on its earnings and cost of debt. It ensures compliance with CMFAS standards under the Securities and Futures Act for accurate financial assessments.

Question 25 of 30
25. Question
Emma is analyzing a company’s financial ratios. She finds that the company’s current assets are SGD 1,200,000, and its current liabilities are SGD 800,000. Calculate the current ratio.
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The current ratio is calculated as:
\[
\text{Current Ratio} = \frac{\text{Current Assets}}{\text{Current Liabilities}}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Current Ratio} = \frac{1,200,000}{800,000} = 1.50
\]This ratio assesses the company’s ability to pay off shortterm liabilities with shortterm assets, which is essential for compliance with CMFAS guidelines under the Securities and Futures Act.
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The current ratio is calculated as:
\[
\text{Current Ratio} = \frac{\text{Current Assets}}{\text{Current Liabilities}}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Current Ratio} = \frac{1,200,000}{800,000} = 1.50
\]This ratio assesses the company’s ability to pay off shortterm liabilities with shortterm assets, which is essential for compliance with CMFAS guidelines under the Securities and Futures Act.

Question 26 of 30
26. Question
David is reviewing a fund’s fees. The fund has an annual management fee of 1% and a performance fee of 15% on returns above a 6% hurdle rate. If the fund returns 10% this year, calculate the total fees charged.
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Management fee calculation:
\[
\text{Management Fee} = \text{Investment Amount} \times 0.01
\]Performance fee calculation:
\[
\text{Excess Return} = 10\% – 6\% = 4\%
\]\[
\text{Performance Fee} = \text{Investment Amount} \times 0.04 \times 0.15
\]Total fees:
\[
\text{Total Fees} = \text{Management Fee} + \text{Performance Fee}
\]Accurate fee calculation is essential for investors to understand their total costs, aligning with CMFAS regulations.
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Management fee calculation:
\[
\text{Management Fee} = \text{Investment Amount} \times 0.01
\]Performance fee calculation:
\[
\text{Excess Return} = 10\% – 6\% = 4\%
\]\[
\text{Performance Fee} = \text{Investment Amount} \times 0.04 \times 0.15
\]Total fees:
\[
\text{Total Fees} = \text{Management Fee} + \text{Performance Fee}
\]Accurate fee calculation is essential for investors to understand their total costs, aligning with CMFAS regulations.

Question 27 of 30
27. Question
Alice is reviewing the charges on a new investment product. She finds that the product has an initial charge of 2% and an annual management fee of 1.2%. If Alice invests SGD 100,000, what is the total charge in the first year?
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Initial charge:
\[
\text{Initial Charge} = 100,000 \times 0.02 = 2,000
\]Annual management fee:
\[
\text{Annual Fee} = 100,000 \times 0.012 = 1,200
\]Total charge:
\[
\text{Total Charge} = 2,000 + 1,200 = 3,200
\]Understanding charges is crucial for investors under CMFAS guidelines to ensure transparency and fairness in financial products.
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Initial charge:
\[
\text{Initial Charge} = 100,000 \times 0.02 = 2,000
\]Annual management fee:
\[
\text{Annual Fee} = 100,000 \times 0.012 = 1,200
\]Total charge:
\[
\text{Total Charge} = 2,000 + 1,200 = 3,200
\]Understanding charges is crucial for investors under CMFAS guidelines to ensure transparency and fairness in financial products.

Question 28 of 30
28. Question
Laura is assessing the impact of financial leverage on a company’s return on equity (ROE). The company has total equity of SGD 3,000,000 and net income of SGD 450,000. Calculate the ROE.
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ROE is calculated as:
\[
\text{ROE} = \frac{\text{Net Income}}{\text{Total Equity}} \times 100
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{ROE} = \frac{450,000}{3,000,000} \times 100 = 15\%
\]ROE assesses the company’s profitability relative to shareholder equity, in line with CMFAS requirements under the Securities and Futures Act.
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ROE is calculated as:
\[
\text{ROE} = \frac{\text{Net Income}}{\text{Total Equity}} \times 100
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{ROE} = \frac{450,000}{3,000,000} \times 100 = 15\%
\]ROE assesses the company’s profitability relative to shareholder equity, in line with CMFAS requirements under the Securities and Futures Act.

Question 29 of 30
29. Question
Kevin is calculating the value of a forward exchange contract. The spot rate is SGD 1.35 per USD, and the forward rate for a oneyear contract is SGD 1.30 per USD. If Kevin enters into a forward contract to buy USD 100,000, calculate the value of the forward contract in SGD.
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The value of the forward contract is calculated as:
\[
\text{Value} = \text{Forward Rate} \times \text{Amount in USD}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Value} = 1.30 \times 100,000 = 130,000
\]Forward exchange contracts are used to hedge currency risk, with calculations aligned with CMFAS guidelines to ensure accuracy in financial transactions.
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The value of the forward contract is calculated as:
\[
\text{Value} = \text{Forward Rate} \times \text{Amount in USD}
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Value} = 1.30 \times 100,000 = 130,000
\]Forward exchange contracts are used to hedge currency risk, with calculations aligned with CMFAS guidelines to ensure accuracy in financial transactions.

Question 30 of 30
30. Question
Tom is analyzing a company’s financial statements. He discovers that the company’s gross profit is SGD 500,000, operating expenses are SGD 200,000, and interest expenses are SGD 50,000. Calculate the company’s operating profit margin.
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Operating profit margin is calculated as:
\[
\text{Operating Profit Margin} = \frac{\text{Gross Profit} – \text{Operating Expenses}}{\text{Gross Profit}} \times 100
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Operating Profit Margin} = \frac{500,000 – 200,000}{500,000} \times 100 = 25\%
\]This margin helps in evaluating the company’s operational efficiency, adhering to CMFAS regulations for accurate financial analysis.
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Operating profit margin is calculated as:
\[
\text{Operating Profit Margin} = \frac{\text{Gross Profit} – \text{Operating Expenses}}{\text{Gross Profit}} \times 100
\]Substituting the values:
\[
\text{Operating Profit Margin} = \frac{500,000 – 200,000}{500,000} \times 100 = 25\%
\]This margin helps in evaluating the company’s operational efficiency, adhering to CMFAS regulations for accurate financial analysis.