Using an appropriate 'factor model', assess (a) the performance of the management in creating value for shareholders and (b) the extent of the foreign exchange exposure of a FTSE100 company of your choice.
The following - while not intended to be entirely prescriptive - is intended to give you some idea of what your assignment should include.
o Why did you choose these particular independent variables? o Why these particular functional forms? o What a priori hypotheses do you have? o What are the expected signs according to the underlying theory, etc?
o A short description identifying data sources and any problems with these data.
o An analysis of the results that includes a discussion of econometric problems encountered and tests that you have undertaken. The main results should be tabulated as done in academic research papers.
o What is the significance of the results and how do they relate to the original questions posed in the introduction? o Are they consistent with the theory? o Is the model statistically adequate in representing the data?