Sam Strother and Shawna Tibbs are vice presidents of Mutual of Seattle Insurance Company and co-directors of the company’s pension fund management division. An important new client, the North-Western Municipal Alliance, has requested that Mutual of Seattle present an investment seminar to the mayors of the represented cities, and Strother and Tibbs, who will make the actual presentation, have asked you to help them by answering the following questions.
Answer the following questions:
- What are the key features of a bond?
- What are call provisions and sinking fund provisions? Do these provisions make bonds more or less risky?
- How does one determine the value of any asset whose value is based on expected future cash flows?
- How is the value of a bond determined? What is the value of a 10-year, $1,000 par value bond with a 10% annual coupon if its required rate of return is 10%?
- What would be the value of the bond described in Part d if, just after it had been issued, the expected inflation rate rose by 3 percentage points, causing investors to require a 13% return? Would we now have a discount or a premium bond?
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
- Be approximately 2 pages in length, not including the cover page and reference page.
- Each paper should include an introduction, a body with at least two fully developed paragraphs, and a conclusion.
- Support your answers with the readings from Module 2 and at least one scholarly journal article.
- Be clear and well written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality of your writing. If you need assistance with your writing style, start with Tools for Effective