Boston Properties (B)

Posted: 2 Feb 2012

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Ryan Taliaferro

Acadian Asset Management

Aldo Sesia

Harvard Business School

Date Written: April 5, 2011


The B case briefly recounts the action that investment manager Eliza Baena takes in the matter of the Boston Properties (BXP) bonds described in the A case. She must decide what to do next.

Learning Objective: This case may be used: to introduce convertible bonds; to introduce options and options pricing; to introduce payoff diagrams; to introduce the Law of One Price (LOOP) and explain arbitrage, riskless arbitrage, and no-arbitrage bounds; to describe the mechanics of exploiting violations of LOOP; to describe hedge fund financing arrangements; to introduce rehypothecation lending and margin lending and explain how these arrangements can create crisis or contagion among asset classes.

Suggested Citation

Taliaferro, Ryan and Sesia, Aldo, Boston Properties (B) (April 5, 2011). Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 211-041, Available at SSRN:

Ryan Taliaferro (Contact Author)

Acadian Asset Management ( email )

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Aldo Sesia

Harvard Business School ( email )

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