i) Comparing the expected return and standard deviation of various assets in the portfolio, we have analyzed the following characteristics:
a) Australia Shares on account of total risk of almost 22% is capable of providing return of 16%
b) Australian Bonds with risk accounting to 7% provides return of 11.5% to the investor.
c) Cash being the most liquid asset and least risky asset with risk factor of only 4.4%, provides return of 9.25%.
d) As for international shares, despite the high risk factor of 22.62% and relatively low return of 14.88% as compared to asutralians shares, the offshore