• February 12, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In finance theory, assets are in the same risk class when they have the same “beta”. But what does that mean? What are the cash flow characteristics that drive beta and leave assets in the same risk class? The answer to this question, according to the capital asset pricing model, is surprising and revealing. It is not what you learnt in your finance degree, and can change the way that capital budgeting is done in practice.

• About your Speakers
David Johnstone is Professor of Accounting at the University of Wollongong and Honorary professor of Finance at the University of Sydney. His research interests are in the logical foundations of finance and financial decision making. He is currently working on topics to do with the effect of better financial disclosure on the firm’s cost of capital. His long-running area of consulting has been on the topic of asset valuation and rate setting in regulated utilities.

• About your Host
Danielle Stein Fairhurst is a financial modelling specialist and the author of three books on financial modelling. Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. Connect with Danielle here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellesteinfairhurst/

• What to bring
A laptop is not required for this session

• Meetup Format
We start the sessions with around 30 minutes of networking, a 45 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion and conclude by 7.30 or 8pm.
This is a networking discussion group so be sure to find someone to chat to before the session begins. If you’re new and not sure what to say, just ask someone what their favourite Excel function is and you’ll fit right in!