Hi all & good luck come 6/7
Question here re 2011 CFAI exam, question 2, Part c
Why is the Liquidity constraint $3,859,500?
The $3,650,000 is obvious (debt repayments)… but why do we add the $209,500? Isn’t that the return requirement/don’t you leave that out???
(For those that don’t have the exam in front of them, the situation is as follows… the Becker’s are retiring & need $257,500 per year in living expenses… Mr. Becker receives $48,000 in pension… so the net shortfall = 209,500)
If you DO include the shortfall of 209,500 in the liquidity constraint, don’t you have to reduce your investable asset base in Part A when determining the return requirement?
Would appreciate any help.