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By Denzil Watson, Antony Head

This quantity addresses the middle subject parts in company finance and establishes an built-in figuring out of the 3 selection components in finance - funding, financing, and the dividend decision.

content material: Preface and guided journey of the ebook 1 The finance functionality 2 Capital markets, marketplace potency and ratio research three brief time period finance: the administration of operating capital administration four long-term finance: fairness finance five long-term finance: debt finance, hybrid finance and leasing 6 an summary of funding appraisal equipment 7 funding appraisal: functions and probability eight Portfolio conception and the capital asset pricing version nine the price of capital and capital constitution 10 Dividend coverage eleven Mergers and takeovers 12 chance administration thirteen foreign funding judgements thesaurus Appindix: solutions to end-of-chapter questions Index

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Hedging interest and exchange rate risk. 1 Why does agency exist? While managers should make decisions that are consistent with the objective of maximising shareholder wealth, whether this happens in practice is another matter. The agency problem is said to occur when managers make decisions that are not consistent with the objective of shareholder wealth maximisation. qxd 10/18/06 8:01 PM Page 12 Chapter 1 The finance function contribute to the existence of the agency problem within public limited companies are as follows: ■ ■ ■ divergence of ownership and control, whereby those who own the company (shareholders) do not manage it but appoint agents (managers) to run the company on their behalf; the goals of the managers (agents) differ from those of the shareholders (principals).

The new Combined Code on Corporate Governance was overseen by the London Stock Exchange, which included compliance with the provisions of the code in its listing requirements. The Hampel Committee sought to widen the governance debate by considering: ■ ■ ■ the importance for companies of having a balanced board structure which accommodates both profitability and accountability; the role of independent non-executive directors as a link between the board and a company’s shareholders; the importance of shareholder vigilance, especially institutional shareholders, in solving the governance problem.

Smith Report (2003) Audit Committees: Combined Code Guidance, January. Turnbull Report (1999) Internal Control: Guidance for Directors on the Combined Code, London: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Tyson Report (2003) Tyson Report on the Recruitment and Development of Non-Executive Directors, June, London: London Business School. , Stowe, J. and Finnerty, J. (2004) Corporate Financial Management, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall, chapter 9. Important and informative papers and articles recommended for further reading include: Andrews, G.

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