CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

Which of the following statements about venture capital investments is least accurate?
A. Venture capital returns tend to be higher when there are fewer venture capitalists in the market.
B. The venture capital market is probably not efficient.
C. Venture capitalists typically invest in countercyclical industries so that returns tend to be high during periods of weak equity markets.
Explanation: Venture capital returns depend upon financial markets. In periods of strong equity markets, venture capital investment returns (like most other investments) tend to be high. Venture capital markets are small and there is generally not a lot of information available about the companies. Studies show that venture capital returns are high when less venture capital funds are raised. The returns tend to be lower during periods when large amounts of venture capital are raised. Like many other investments, the time to invest is when few people want to invest.

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ninad123 Venture Capital Market is in-efficient because you can get abnormal returns on your investment if you have insider information
ninad123 When markets are strong, VC returns are high.VC investors are Counter Cyclical.
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