Need an all-in-one list with the **Alternative Investments** formulas included in the CFA® Level 1 Exam? We have compiled them for you here. The relevant formulas have been organized and presented by chapter. In this section, we will cover the following areas —** Leverage ratio, Volatility, Sharpe ratio, Sortino Ratio, Downside Risk, Discounted Cash Flow, Cap Rate, Funds from Operations, and NAV per share.**

*Leverage Ratio**

Leverage = \frac {Total~Debt}{Total~Equity}

* This is one of several definitions and formulas for leverage, also known as Debt-to-Equity ratio

**Volatility **(standard deviation of returns) – population

σ = \sqrt {\frac {\displaystyle\sum_{i=1}^n (R{_i} - R{_{avg}})^2}{n}}

R{_i} = Individual returns data points

R{_{avg}} = Average of all return data points in the set

n = Number of data points

**Volatility **(standard deviation of returns) – sample

σ = \sqrt {\frac {\displaystyle\sum_{i=1}^n (R{_i} - R{_{avg}})^2}{n-1}}

R{_i} = Individual returns data points

R{_{avg}} = Average of all return data points in the set

n = Number of data points

**Sharpe Ratio**

Sharpe~Ratio = \frac {R{_p} - R{_f}}{σ{_p}}

R{_p} = Portfolio return

R{_f} = Risk-free rate of return

σ{_p} = Standard deviation (volatility) of portfolio return

**Sortino Ratio**

Sortino~Ratio = \frac {R{_p} - R{_f}}{σ{_d}}

R{_p} = Portfolio return

R{_f} = Risk-free rate of return

σ{_d} = Standard deviation (volatility) of the downside (“downside risk”)

**Downside Risk***(semi-deviation) – population*

σ{_d} = \sqrt {\frac {\displaystyle\sum_{i=1}^n (R{_i} - R{_{treshold}})^2}{n}}

R{_i} = Individual returns data points

R{_{treshold}} = Return threshold (determined by the user, for example the risk-free rate, hard target return or 0% can be used)

n = Number of data points

**Downside Risk***(semi-deviation) – sample*

σ{_d} = \sqrt {\frac {\displaystyle\sum_{i=1}^n (R{_i} - R{_{treshold}})^2}{n-1}}

R{_i} = Individual returns data points

R{_{treshold}} = Return threshold (determined by the user, for example the risk-free rate, hard target return or 0% can be used)

n = Number of data points

**Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)** = Net Present Value (NPV) of an investment

DCF = NPV = \displaystyle\sum_{t=0}^n \frac {CF_t}{(1 + r)^t}

CF_t = Cash flow in time t

r = Discount rate

**Capitalization Rate (Cap Rate)**

Cap~rate = \frac {Net~Operating~Income~(NOI)}{Market~Value~(or~purchase~price~of~property)}

**Funds From Operations (FFO)**

FFO = Net~Income + Depreciation~(and~other~non-cash~items) - Gains/Losses~from~property~sales~(and~other~non-recurring~items)

*Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO)*

AFFO = FFO-Recurring~Capital~Expenditures~(CAPEX)

**Net Asset Value per share** (NAV per share)

NAV~per~share = \frac {NAV}{Total~number~of~shares~outstanding}

**Follow the links to find more formulas on Quantitative Methods, Economics, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Portfolio Management, Equity Investments, Fixed-Income Investments, and Derivatives, included in the CFA® Level 1 Exam.**