To craft an effective corporate strategy, management and directors must answer the three fundamental questions of corporate finance.
- The Capital Structure question: What is the most efficient mix of capital?
- The Capital Budgeting question: Which projects merit investment?
- The Dividend Policy question: What mix of returns do shareholders desire?
These questions should not be viewed as the special preserve of the finance team. To maintain a healthy governance culture, all directors and shareholders need to have a voice in how these long-term decisions are made. This presentation is an example of the topics that we cover in education sessions with directors and shareholders. The purpose of the presentation is to provide directors and shareholders with a conceptual framework and vocabulary to help contribute to answering the three fundamental questions.