Risk premium

• The amount by which the required discount rate for a project exceeds the risk-free rate; or, the additional coupon interest investors will demand based on the risk of the issuer and of the debt issue itself.

• Risk Premium is the explicit amount added to the base rate to cover default and other risks. Hence, a loan might be quoted as 6-month LIBOR plus 150 basis points, which means that the interest due will start out at the current LIBOR plus 150bp. Each basis point is one-one hundredth of a percent. After 6 months, the interest rate will be revised to the LIBOR in effect at that time plus 150bp.

• The reward for holding the risky market portfolio rather than the risk-free asset. The spread between Treasury and non-Treasury bonds of comparable maturity.


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