The real risk-free rate, k*, is 2.5%. Inflation is expected to average 2.8 perecent a year for the next 4 years, after which time inflation is expected to average 3.75% a year. Assume that there is no maturity risk premium. An 8-year corporate bond has a yield of 8.3%. Assume that the liquidity premium on the corporate bond is 0.75%. What is the default risk premium on the corporate bond?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:03 pm ad1c9bdddf
(* denotes multiplication, ^ denotes power)
k = k* + IP + LP + MRP + DRP
k = required return on a debt security
k* = real risk-free rate of interest= 2.5%
IP = inflation premium= 2.80% for years 0-4 & 3.75% for years 4-8 &
LP = liquidity ...
Default risk premium on a corporate bond is calculated given real risk-free rate, Inflation, Liquidity premium, zero Maturity risk premium.