Global BV News: 2022 market risk premium and risk-free rate indications from Pablo Fernandez

BVWireIssue #238-1
July 13, 2022

global business valuation
cost of capital, international business valuation, international cost of capital

The results of Professor Pablo Fernandez’s latest survey of the market risk premium (MRP) and risk-free rate (RF) used in 95 countries in 2022 has been released. Many business valuers refer to this longstanding survey in their cost of capital analyses. For example, based on UK-only responses, Fernandez found a market risk premium of 6.1% (a median of 6.0%). As is typical, these rates are marginally higher than the averages for the US (at 5.6% and 5.5%, respectively). Also, not surprisingly, countries such as Ukraine, Argentina, and Venezuela lead all nations, with rates between 28% and 35%. The paper also contains the links to all previous surveys, 2008 to 2021. Fernandez is a professor of finance at the IESE Business School.
Please let us know if you have any comments about this article or enhancements you would like to see.