$3.00/m, $25.00/y

Corporate Finance and Alternative Investment for CFA L1

This course covers two important topic areas of CFA L1 exam, which are Corporate Finance and Alternative Investments

The study session on Corporate Finance covers the principles that corporations use to make their investing and financing decisions.

The first reading covers capital budgeting. Capital budgeting is the process of making decisions about which long-term projects the corporation should accept for investment and which it should reject. Both the expected and required rates of return for a project should be taken into account.

The second reading explains how the required rate of return for a project is developed using economically sound methods.

The third reading discusses measures of leverage and how they affect a company's earnings and financial ratios. In managing or evaluating the riskiness of earnings, analysts and corporate managers need to evaluate operating leverage (the use of fixed costs in operations) and financial leverage (the use of debt in financing operations).

The fourth reading deals with important features of the alternative means of distributing earnings, dividends and share repurchases.

The fifth reading discusses short-term liquidity and working capital management.

The final reading in this study session is on corporate governance practices. Inadequate corporate governance can expose a company to negative effects, including damage to reputation and loss of business and market value.

With Corporate Finance done, the student will be prepared for 7% of the CFA L1 course in the shortest possible time, I am extending this delightful experience further by providing the study session for Alternate Investments free with this course so that an additional 4% of the course prep is completed!

Capital Budgeting Process
Capital Budgeting Criterion
Cost of Capital_Intro and effect of Taxes
Target Capital Structure, Marginal Cost of Capital
Cost of debt capital and prefered stocks
CAPM cost of equity, DDM and other models
Cost of Capital estimation
Marginal cost of Capital Structure
Measures of Leverage
Impact of Leverage
Dividends and Share Splits
Dividend payment chronology
Sources of Liquidity
Liquidity Measures
Short Term Cash Management _Working Capital Effectiveness
Investment Risks, Strategies and Tools
Receivables Management
Inventory management
Payable Management
Introduction to Corporate Governance
board independence
Audit and code of ethics
Code of Ethics Part 2
Alternative investments Part 1
Alternative Investments Part 2
Final Quiz
Practice Quiz 1

What's included

  • 26 Video Lessons
  • 2 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Tanuja Yadav