CGFO Fin Adm

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CGFO Fin Adm
2013-02-15 10:45:09
CGFO Fin Adm Financial Administration

CGFO exam Fin Adm section
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  1. What is the definition of Alpha?
    Alpha is the premium or loss that a manager adds or subtracts by active mgmt against select market index and risk free UST bills. 

    comparing BBB bonds to AAA bonds adjusting for the risk adjusted performance. 
  2. Whatis the definition of Beta?
    Beta measures how returns VARY as market moves up or down. 

    Comparing against market. 

    Fund or stock's risk in relation to the market. Use mkt index S&P DOW T-bills Morningstar Bloomberg
  3. What does PERS stand for?
    Public Employee Retirement System
  4. What does CAFR stand for?
    Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  5. What is the difference between PERS CAFR and      General CAFR?
    Gen CAFR is signed by CFO.  PERS CAFR is signed by Financial Advisor. 
  6. What is yield?
    % rate of return paid on a stock in form of dividends
  7. What is yield curve?
    The graphic depiction of relationship between the yield on bonds of the same credit quality but different maturities.