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Corporate Finance
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A.! What are the important factors that should be considered by tertiary sector employees when they are deciding whether to place their superannuation contributions in the Defined Benefit Plan or the Investment Choice Plan? What issues relating to the concept of the time value of money may be important in this decision-making process? Explain. (1000 words).
B.! “If the efficient-market hypothesis is true, the pension fund manager might as well select a portfolio with a pin.” Explain why this is not the case. (500 words).
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FIN200&–&Financial&Management&–&T117&–&Individual&Assignment&–&Due&Week&10&=&Assessment&Marking&Rubric&–&Page&1&of&2!
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Part&A:&What&are&the& important& factors& that& should& be& considered& by& tertiary& sector& employees& when& they& are& deciding& whether& to& place& their& superannuation&contributions&in&the& Defined&Benefit&Plan&or&the&Investment& Choice&Plan?&What&issues&relating&to&the&concept&of&the&time&value&of&money&may& be&important&in&this&decision=making&process?!
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Criteria& Fail! &(0&–&49%)! Pass! &(50&–&59%)! Credit! &(60&–&69%)! Distinction! &(70&–&79%)! High&Distinction! &(80&–&100%)!
Research&–&extent& and&application&&&
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Value&15%&
Mark!awarded! Inaccurate,!or!inappropriate! or!no!use!of!Defined!Benefit!
Plan!or!Investment!Choice! Plan.!No!original!explanations! provided.! Minimum!number!of!sources,! but!not!all!current!or!relevant.!
Paraphrasing!used!throughout!
but!not!always!with!clear!
explanations.!
Limited!information!provided!on!
Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.! Good!selection!of!sources!
relating!to!Defined!Benefit!Plan!or! Investment!Choice!!
Paraphrasing!used!throughout! but!accompanied!by!original! explanations.! Insightful!and!appropriate!
discussion!of!Defined!Benefit!
Plan!or!Investment!Choice!Plan.!
Use!of!good!range!of!current!
relevant!sources.!
! Integration!and!originality!in! identifying!and!discussing!
Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.!
Wide!range!of!current!and! relevant!sources!integrated!
in!systematic!way.!
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Analysis&of&the& topic!
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&&&Value&15%& Mark!awarded!
! Poor!evaluation.!
Significant!gaps!in!knowledge!
of!Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.! Simple!discussion!of!work! reflects!limited!engagement! with!Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.! Identified!and!discussed!the!
Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.! Identified!and!clearly!explained! key!areas!of!the!Defined!Benefit!
Plan!or!Investment!Choice!Plan.! Identified!and!insightfully! discussed!key!areas!of!!
Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.!
Recommendations&/& conclusions!
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&&&Value&15%& Mark!awarded!
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! !!!Few!or!no!recommendations! made,!on!Defined!Benefit!
Plan!or!Investment!Choice!
Plan.! Some!recommendations!made,!
but!not!based!on!a!sound!
evaluation!on!Defined!Benefit!
Plan!or!Investment!Choice!
Plan.! Good!recommendations!made,!
on!Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.! Very!good!recommendations!
made,!on!Defined!Benefit!Plan!or!
Investment!Choice!Plan.! Excellent!recommendations! made,!on!Defined!Benefit!
Plan!or!Investment!Choice!
Plan.!
Presentation&
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Value&5%& Referencing!is!absent!/!not!
systematic!/!incorrect.!
Graphs!and!tables!are! inaccurate/!absent/not! referenced.! Acceptable!presentation!M!! obvious!errors!demonstrating! lack!of!attention!to!detail.!
Basic!or!no!graphs!and!tables.!
Some!attempt!at!referencing! Good!presentation!overall!but!
some!obvious!errors.!
Satisfactory!graphs!and!tables.!
Referencing!is!mainly!accurate.! Professional!presentation!–!minor!
errors!in!some!elements.!!
Good!graphs!and!tables!!
Correct!referencing!throughout.! Highly!professional!
presentation!satisfies!all!! presentation!elements.!
Excellent!graphs!and!tables!!
Correct!referencing!
Mark!awarded! but!obvious!errors. ! throughout.
Total&Mark&for&Part&A&
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