Risk-Based Project Investment Decision Rules

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Dr Lai Fong Woon

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Soft Skill and Leadership Course

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Introduction

One of the most crucial decisions facing a financial manager is the choice of which investments the corporation should undertake. Making a wrong decision can be costly.   The two-day course is designed to cater for the needs of those from finance and non-finance background who are interested in enhancing their understanding in the various techniques (rules) available for use to make decision on undertaking an investment (project).   The course will further expose participants in evaluating the available projects via-a-vis the capital cost incorporating the risk, required rate of return and discounted cash flow towards achieving ‘net present value’ return.   In order to accommodate participants from various background, no prior knowledge of corporate finance will be assumed. A refresher on the basic finance principles and concepts will be delivered.  

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:
  • Differentiate the characteristic of diversifiable and no diversifiable risks;
  • Understand the model relationship between risk premium, cost of equity and capital return;
  • Evaluate risk pricing and identify net present value for projects;
  • Apply various techniques for investment decision making

Trainers

Dr Lai.jpg   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Fong Woon, is an associate professor at the Department of Management and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Finance) and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He obtained his Ph.D (in enterprise risk management) from the University of Malaya, the oldest university in Malaysia.     He has been teaching in higher learning institutions since 1998. Prior to joining education line, Dr. Lai has worked in two stock broking companies in Malaysia. He held an Investment Advisor’s Representative License issued by the Malaysian Securities Commission in 1997. He was also an external writer for licensing examinations conducted by an industry authority in the country.     Dr. Lai has also published management books, indexed journals and presented in local and international conferences his research papers in the areas of corporate finance, strategy, risk management, socio-economic analysis and higher education research.  Dr. Lai’s past and present professional body memberships include the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance, Malaysian Institute of Management, Professional Risk Managers International Association and Malaysian Association of Risk and Insurance Management.  

Course Contents

This two-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics): DAY 1  
  • Equity Risk and Expected Return
  • Diversifiable and Non-diversifiable Risk
  • A Comparative Analysis of Risk and Return Models
  • The Cost of Equity and Capital
  • Case Study
  DAY 2  
  • Hurdle Rates for Projects and Investments
  • Risk-Adjusted Discount Rates
  • Investment Decision Rules
  • Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return
  • Case Study
 

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Introduction One of the most crucial decisions facing a financial manager is the choice of which investments the corporation should undertake. Making a wrong decision can be costly.   The two-day course is designed to cater for the needs of […]

Price : 1,840 for Professional (Discount available for students, group registration, PETRONAS staff, and UTP alumni MYR

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Location : Level 16, Menara 2, Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat, Jalan Travers, 50470 Kuala Lumpur