Thomas J. O'Brien

University of Connecticut - Department of Finance

School of Business

2100 Hillside Road

Storrs, CT 06269

United States

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Debt vs. Equity and Asymmetric Information: A Review

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Apr 2002
Linda Schmid Klein, Thomas J. O'Brien and Stephen R. Peters
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and Kansas State University - Department of Finance
Downloads 2,696 (7,132)
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structure, asymmetric information, pecking order hypothesis, timing hypothesis

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A Simple and Flexible DCF Valuation Formula

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Nov 2003
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,994 (11,646)

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Valuation, growth opportunities

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Accounting Versus Economic Exposure to Currency Risk

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Jan 1998
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,752 (14,280)
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Risk Management and the Cost of Capital for Operating Assets

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Fall 2006
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,433 (19,023)

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Risk management, risk capital, insurance, cost of capital, CAPM

Risk Management and the Cost of Capital for Operating Assets

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 105-109, Fall 2006
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 26 (688,867)

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Ex Ante Cost of Equity Estimates of S&P 500 Firms: The Choice between Global and Domestic CAPM

Financial Management 32(3), 2003, 51-66
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Oct 2002 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2015
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,443 (18,810)
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Ex Ante, Cost of Equity, CAPM

Ex Ante Cost of Equity Estimates of S&P 500 Firms: The Choice between Global and Domestic CAPM

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 02-09
Posted: 10 Jan 2005
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - McIntire School of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance

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The US Dollar Global CAPM and a Firm's Cost of Capital in Different Currencies

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Mar 1999 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,374 (20,634)
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A Comparison of Cost of Equity Estimates of Local and Global CAPMs

The Financial Review, November 2001
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2017
Dev R. Mishra and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,147 (26,903)
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cost of capital, CAPM, global

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Fama-French, CAPM, and Implied Cost of Equity

Journal of Economics and Business 101, January-February 2019, 73-85.
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2020
Dev R. Mishra and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 941 (35,737)

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CAPM, Fama-French three-factor model, implied cost of equity, size factor, value factor, ex ante, geometric mean

A User-Friendly Introduction to Property-Casualty Claim Reserves

Risk Management & Insurance Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 177-187, September 2004
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Joseph Calandro Jr. and Thomas J. O'Brien
Fordham University - Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 859 (40,049)

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Property and casualty, claim reserves

A User-Friendly Introduction to Property-Casualty Claim Reserves

Risk Management & Insurance Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 177-187, September 2004
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Feb 2007
Joseph Calandro Jr. and Thomas J. O'Brien
Fordham University - Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 19 (748,344)

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Capital Structure Swaps and Shareholder Wealth

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Apr 2001
Thomas J. O'Brien, Linda Schmid Klein and James I. Hilliard
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and Temple University - Department of Risk, Insurance & Healthcare Management
Downloads 765 (46,766)

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Debt/equity, swaps, mispricing, timing, intrinsic value

Capital Structure Swaps and Shareholder Wealth

European Financial Management, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 979-997, November 2007
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Oct 2007
Thomas J. O'Brien, Linda Schmid Klein and James I. Hilliard
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and Temple University - Department of Risk, Insurance & Healthcare Management
Downloads 14 (796,079)

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Foreign Exchange and Cross-Border Valuation

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 680 (55,390)

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International, investment, foreign exchange, valuation, equilibrium, interest rate parity

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Local, Global, and International CAPM: For Which Countries Does Model Choice Matter?

Journal of Investment Management, 2nd Quarter, 2020, University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 18-04
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2020
University of New Haven, Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and NOERR AG WPG StBG - Advisory Services
Downloads 650 (58,738)
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Discount rate, International CAPM, Global CAPM, Local CAPM, currency risk

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A Currency Index Global Capital Asset Pricing Model

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Apr 2001
Thomas J. O'Brien and Walter Dolde
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 618 (62,638)

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International, Asset, Pricing

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Hurdle Rates for Overseas Projects

HANDBOOK OF FINANCE, Fabozzi, 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 505 (80,686)

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Overseas investment, operating beta, hurdle rate, cost of capital, country beta, political risk, sovereign credit default swap, foreign exchange, currency beta, beta unlevering

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International Production Location and 'Pro Forma' Hedging of Exchange Rate Risk

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Apr 2001
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 487 (84,287)

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Hedging, operational, production

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Managerial Economics and Operating Beta

Managerial and Decision Economics, April 2011, 175-191
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 464 (89,368)

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Operating beta, price elasticity, income elasticity, output elasticity, capital, labor, returns to scale, competition, industry concentration, operating leverage, CAPM

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Risk and Ex Ante Cost of Equity Estimates of Emerging Market Firms

Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Dev R. Mishra and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 448 (93,062)
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Emerging markets, cost of equity, political risk

Foreign Exchange Exposure and Cost of Equity for US Companies: Local Versus Global CAPM

Journal of Applied Finance, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
Walter Dolde, Carmelo Giaccotto, Dev R. Mishra and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 396 (106,482)
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Global CAPM, Local CAPM, Cost of Equity, Foreign Exchange, Exposure

Foreign Exchange Exposure and Cost of Equity for US Companies: Local Versus Global CAPM

Journal of Applied Finance, Spring/Summer 2011, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 78-88
Posted: 08 Aug 2012
Walter Dolde, Carmelo Giaccotto, Dev R. Mishra and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance

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Foreign Exchange, CAPM, cost of equity

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Should Managers Estimate Cost of Equity Using a Two-Factor International CAPM?

Managerial Finance, 38 (8), 2012
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2012
Walter Dolde, Carmelo Giaccotto, Dev R. Mishra and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 300 (145,157)
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International CAPM, Global CAPM, Domestic CAPM, Cost of Equity, Currency Exposure

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Fundamentals of Corporate Currency Exposure

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 310-321, July 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 282 (154,674)

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Currency, exposure, price elasticity, foreign exchange, exporter, importer, operating leverage

Asset Pricing of Insurance Loss Liabilities: Some Examples

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 23 Dec 2003
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 265 (164,097)

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Insurance, loss liabilities, valuation, CAPM, Rubinstein-Leland model, hurdle rate

Asset Pricing of Insurance Loss Liabilities: Some Examples

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Oct 2004
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
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A Fresh Look at Cross-Border Valuation and FX Hedging Decisions

Journal of Applied Finance, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2018
Kirt C. Butler, Thomas J. O'Brien and Gwinyai Utete
Michigan State University, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 221 (196,054)

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International, capital budgeting, foreign exchange rates, investments, valuation, hedging

A Fresh Look at Cross-Border Valuation and FX Hedging Decisions

Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 23, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Nov 2015
Kirt C. Butler, Thomas J. O'Brien and Gwinyai Utete
Michigan State University, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 60 (499,263)

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Lease versus Buy Analyses: Clarifying the Impact of Tax and Borrowing Rates

Managerial Finance (2019), Vol 45, No. 5, 686-696; University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 18-26
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 23 May 2019
Jim Musumeci and Thomas J. O'Brien
Bentley University - Department of Finance and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 270 (161,748)
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leasing, taxes, borrowing rates

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Cross-Border Valuation Using the International CAPM and the Constant Perpetual Growth Model

Journal of Economics and Business; University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 20-08
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2021
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 234 (185,882)

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cross-border valuation, exchange rates, currency risk premium, International CAPM

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Estimating Cost of Equity: Do You Need to Adjust for Foreign Exchange Risk?

Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, February 2016
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2016
Alain A. Krapl and Thomas J. O'Brien
Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 177 (239,576)

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Foreign exchange, currency, cost of equity, CAPM, International CAPM

The Adjusted Big Mac Methodology: A Clarification

Forthcoming, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien and Santiago Ruiz de Vargas
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and NOERR AG WPG StBG - Advisory Services
Downloads 160 (261,283)

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Adjusted Big Mac Index, Currency, Foreign Exchange, Valuation, Purchasing Power Parity, Penn Effect, Balassa-Samuelson Effect

The Adjusted Big Mac Methodology: A Clarification

Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 70-85, 2017
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jan 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien and Santiago Ruiz de Vargas
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and NOERR AG
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Direct versus Indirect Regression Estimates of Foreign Exchange Cash Flow Exposure

International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 37, 2015
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2015
Alain A. Krapl and Thomas J. O'Brien
Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 158 (263,481)
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Foreign exchange, currency, FX exposure, cash flow, control variable

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Valuation and Hedging of Sports Futures Wagers

Journal of Prediction Markets, No. 1, 2017, 66-81
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2018
Thomas J. O'Brien and Reinhold Lamb
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and University of North Florida
Downloads 156 (266,246)

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valuation, hedging, sports betting, futures

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New Plant for Houston Marine Electronics: International Finance Case on International Capital Budgeting

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 152 (271,809)

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Foreign Exchange, International Capital Budgeting, Cost of Capital, Country Risk, Operational Hedging

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Foreign Exchange Exposure and Cost of Equity for US Companies: Local Versus Global CAPM

Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 21, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Nov 2015
Walter Dolde, Carmelo Giaccotto, Dev R. Mishra and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Connecticut - Department of Finance, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 149 (276,261)

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The Firm-Specific Nature of Debt Tax Shields and Optimal Corporate Investment Decisions

Managerial Finance, 38 (2), 2012
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2012
Assaf Eisdorfer and Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 138 (293,505)

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Cost of Capital, Capital Structure, Investment, WACC, Project

Currency Denomination of Intercompany Debt and Multinational Taxes

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 May 2009 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 125 (317,526)

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currency denomination, foreign subsidiary, internal debt, taxes, multinational, foreign exchange

Currency Denomination of Intercompany Debt and Multinational Taxes

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 86-94, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Nov 2009
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
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Dollar Cost Averaging in a Model with Equity Momentum and Reversion

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2022
Thomas J. O'Brien and Christopher D Piros
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and Independent
Downloads 123 (319,926)

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Dynamic allocation, momentum, reversion, dollar cost averaging

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A Comparison of FX Exposure Estimates with Different Control Variables

Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2014
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 May 2011 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
Alain A. Krapl and Thomas J. O'Brien
Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 119 (327,642)

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Foreign exchange, currency, full FX exposure, partial FX exposure, FX cash flow exposure

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Currency Indexes and Consistent Currency Misvaluation: Illustrations using Big Mac Data

Research in International Business and Finance, April 2019, 464-474
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2019
Thomas J. O'Brien and Santiago Ruiz de Vargas
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance and NOERR AG WPG StBG - Advisory Services
Downloads 110 (346,125)

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Exchange rates; currency misvaluation; currency index; Big Mac

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Houston Marine Electronics: International Finance Case on FX Transaction Exposure

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 108 (350,544)

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Foreign Exchange, International Parity Conditions, Forward FX Contracts, Hedging, FX Transaction Exposure

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Adventure & Recreation Technologies, Inc: International Finance Case on FX Operating Exposure

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
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Foreign Exchange, FX Operating Exposure, FX Equity Exposure, Foreign Currency Debt, Currency Swaps

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Horizon Effects That Are Larger than You Think: Dynamic Allocation with a Representative Investor

Journal of Investment Management, No. 2, 2017, 39-50, University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 19-07
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2019
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
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dynamic asset allocation, mean reversion, horizon effect, momentum, representative investor, time diversification

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Applying Merton’s Valuation Adjustment for Incomplete Information...and Do You Need To?

Managerial Finance, January 2020, 109-199; University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 18-31
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2020
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 60 (491,952)

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Valuation, Discount Rate, Incomplete Information, Idiosyncratic Risk, Shareholder Base

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Interactive Trilateral Foreign Exchange Exposure: Insights from Scenario Analysis

Managerial Finance, July 2019, 856-868
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2019
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 55 (512,096)

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Exchange rate, FX exposure, financial hedging, interactive, multivariate regression

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Estimating the Cost of Equity for Property-Liability Insurance Companies

Journal of Risk & Insurance, Vol. 75, Issue 1, pp. 101-124, March 2008
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Mar 2008
Min-Ming Wen, Anna D. Martin, Gene C. Lai and Thomas J. O'Brien
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Washington State University - Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 9 (818,180)
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Estimating Cost of Equity: Do You Need to Adjust for Foreign Exchange Risk?

Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 5-25, 2016
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Jan 2016
Alain A. Krapl and Thomas J. O'Brien
Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 3 (887,117)

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Buy-and-Hold and Constant-Mix May Be Better Allocation Strategies than You Think

The Journal of Portfolio Management, Multi-Asset Special Issue, 2020; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3905/jpm.2020.1.138
Posted: 17 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 30 May 2022
Thomas J. O'Brien
University of Connecticut - Department of Finance

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buy-and-hold; constant-mix; dynamic allocation; mean reversion; optimal reallocation