Mon, Sep 18, 2023

Kroll Recommended U.S. Equity Risk Premium and Corresponding Risk-Free Rates to be Used in Computing Cost of Capital: January 2008 - Present

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Recommended U.S. Equity Risk Premium Corresponding Risk Free Rates

The Equity Risk Premium (ERP) is a key input used to calculate the cost of capital within the context of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (“CAPM”) and other models. Kroll regularly reviews fluctuations in global economic and financial market conditions that warrant a periodic reassessment of the ERP and the accompanying risk-free rate.  

Duff & Phelps (Rebranded as Kroll) has published its recommended U.S. ERP and corresponding risk-free rate since 2008. Download a table summarizing these recommendations over the period January 2008 – present.  

Historical recommendations:



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