Roll's Critique

Definition:

That the CAPM holds by construction when performance is measured against a mean-variance efficient index; otherwise, it holds not at all. Attributable to Richard Roll in 1977.

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Project

The asset constructed with or owned via a project financing, which is expected to produce cash flow at a debt-service coverage ratio sufficient to repay the project financing.

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