In a world of geo-political, social and economic uncertainty, strategic financial management is in a process of change, which requires a reassessment of the fundamental assumptions that cut across the traditional boundaries of the subject. Read on and you will not only appreciate the major components of contemporary finance but also find the subject much more accessible for future reference.
It is a basic assumption of finance theory, taught as fact in Business Schools and advocated at the highest level by vested interests, world-wide (governments, financial institutions, corporate spin doctors, the press, media and financial web-sites) that stock markets represent a profitable long-term investment. Throughout the twentieth century, historical evidence also reveals that over any five to seven year period security prices invariably rose.
They fill a gap: as BAs do not face the transaction costs faced by venture capitalists, they
are able to conduct smaller investments. Studies show that, while Business Angels invest
across the full range of company stages, they are the main source of funding when the
deal size is under USD 1m, and they participate in a higher number of rounds of seed and
start up capital than venture capital funds. Mason and Harrison note that the informal
venture capital market is the largest external source of early stage risk capital, dwarfing
the institutional venture capital market...
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It is very important to make a distinction between the way that an investor records invest-
ments in its books and the way that the investment is reported in the investor’s financial
statements. We’re already seen that reporting may involve cost, fair value, equity, consoli-
dation, or proportionate consolidation. Often, an investor will account for a strategic
investment by using the cost method during the year simply because it is the easiest method;
this is the investor’s recording method.
In 1996, the National Research Council, the working
arm of the National Academy of Sciences and its sister
institutions (henceforth, the National Academies), established
a committee composed of educators, researchers,
and policy experts to examine whether it might be
feasible to mount a strategic program of education research that
could make a strong contribution to improving education in the
United States. Their answer, somewhat to the surprise of the
committee members, turned out to be a unanimous and enthusiastic
In a highly competitive industry, especially high-tech industry, a firm needs to have appropriate outsourcing strategies in order to survive. However, a firm used to have a strategic dilemma between supplier-oriented strategy and production-oriented strategy. Because of increasin complexity in the socio-economic surroundings along with rapidly changing technologies, how to have a suitable outsourcing investment is becoming an important focus for companies.
Chapter 7 - Basics of portfolio planning and construction. This chapter is organized as follows: Section 2 discusses the investment policy statement, a written document that captures the client’s investment objectives and the constraints. Section 3 discusses the portfolio construction process, including the first step of specifying a strategic asset allocation for the client. Section 4 concludes and summarizes the reading.
Chapter 12 - Strategy and the analysis of capital investments. In this chapter, the learning objectives are: Explain the strategic role of capital-investment analysis, describe how accountants can add value to the capital- budgeting process, provide a general model for determining relevant cash flows associated with capital-expenditure projects, apply discounted cash flow (DCF) decision models for capital-budgeting purposes,…
Chapter 19 - Strategic performance measurement: Investment centers. After studying this chapter, you will know: Explain the use and limitations of return on investment (ROI) for evaluating investment centers, explain the use and limitations of residual income (RI) for evaluating investment centers, explain the use and limitations of economic value added (EVA®) for evaluating investment centers,...
Active investment in China, finding more market opportunities in China, and strengthening the cooperative relationship with China have so far been successful paths for Korean companies and the government to take in response to China
Chapter 9 - Introduction to industry and company analysis. The topics discussed in this chapter are: Uses of industry analysis; industry classification systems; establishing a peer group; strategic analysis: Porter’s five forces; industry and product life cycles; demographic, governmental, social, and technological influences; company analysis; cost and differentiation strategies; spreadsheet modeling.
Strategic Corporate Finance provides a ‘‘real-world’’ application of the
principles of modern corporate finance, with a practical, investment
banking advisory perspective. Building on 15 years of corporate finance
advisory experience, this book serves to bridge the chronic gap between
corporate finance theory and practice. Topics range from weighted average
cost of capital, value-based management and M&A, to optimal capital
structure, risk management and dividend/buyback policy.
Business is one of the most diverse activities of mankind. Business operations typically handled by the business institutions such as companies, corporations, private ... but can also be active self of individuals.Business is the economic mode of operation conditions exist in the economy of goods, including the overall methods, forms and means by which economic agents to make use of its economic activity (including the process of investment, production, transportation, trade, services ...
The process of financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and valuation is intended
to help investors and analysts to deeply understand a firm’s profitability and risk and to use
that information to forecast future profitability and risk and ultimately value the firm,
enabling intelligent investment decisions. This process lies at the heart of the role of
accounting, financial reporting, capital markets, investments, portfolio management, and
corporate management in the world economy.
In the euphoria over IT and the Internet in the 1990s and early
2000s, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) took center
stage. Most every major company invested heavily in broad suites of
demand side applications that were supposed to transform interactions
with customers and drive sales and profitability. The logic behind
CRM seemed compelling, and companies invested to the tune of
tens of billions of dollars. Siebel Systems, among others, attained the
status of a stock market darling as sales of software licenses grew exponentially.
The European economy is in the midst of the deepest recession since the 1930s, with real GDP projected
to shrink by some 4% in 2009, the sharpest contraction in the history of the European Union. Although
signs of improvement have appeared recently, recovery remains uncertain and fragile. The EU’s response
to the downturn has been swift and decisive. Aside from intervention to stabilise, restore and reform the
banking sector, the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) was launched in December 2008.