CHAPTER 1 – FINANCIAL POLICY AND CORPORATE STRATEGY  Strategic Financial Decision Making Frame Work Strategy at Different Hierarchy Levels Financial Planning Interface of Financial Policy and Strategic Management Balancing Financial Goals vis-à-vis Sustainable Growth CHAPTER 2 – INDIAN FINANCIAL SYSTEM Introduction to Financial System Role of Financial Market in Economic Development CHAPTER 3 – RISK MANAGEMENT Identification of types of Risk faced by an organization Evaluation of Financial Risk Value-at-Risk (VAR) Appropriate Methods for Identification and Management of Financial Risk CHAPTER 4 – SECURITY ANALYSIS Fundamental Analysis Technical Analysis Efficient Market Theory CHAPTER 5 – SECURITY VALUATION Overview of Valuation Return Concepts Equity Risk Premium Required Return on Equity Discounts rates selection in relation to cash flows Valuation of Equity Shares Valuation of Preference Shares Valuation of Debentures and Bonds Arbitrage Pricing Theory CHAPTER 6 – PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT Introduction Phases of Portfolio Management Portfolio Theories Risk Analysis Markowitz Model of Risk-Return Optimization Capital Market Theory Capital Asset Pricing Model Arbitrage Pricing Theory Model Sharpe Index Model Formulation of Portfolio Strategy Portfolio Rebalancing Asset Allocation Strategies Fixed Income Portfolio Alternative Investment Strategies in context of Portfolio Management CHAPTER 7 – SECURITIZATION Introduction Concept and Definition Benefits of Securitization Participants in Securitization Mechanism of Securitization Problems in Securitization Securitization Instruments Pricing of Securitized Instruments Securitization in India CHAPTER 8 – MUTUAL FUNDS Introduction Evolution of the Indian Mutual Fund Industry Classification of Mutual Funds Types of Schemes Advantages of Mutual Fund Drawbacks of Mutual Fund Terms associated with Mutual Funds CHAPTER 9 – DERIVATIVES ANALYSIS AND VALUATION Introduction Forward Contract Future Contract Types of Future Contracts Options Option Valuation Techniques Commodity Derivatives Embedded Derivatives CHAPTER 10 – FOREIGN EXCHANGE EXPOSURE AND RISK MANAGEMENT Introduction Nostro, Vostro and Loro Accounts Exchange Rate Quotation Exchange Rate Forecasting Exchange Rate Determination Exchange Rate Theories Foreign Exchange Market Foreign Exchange Exposure Hedging Currency Risk Forward Contract Future Contracts Option Contracts Swap Contracts Strategies for Exposure Management Conclusion CHAPTER 11 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT International Capital Budgeting International Sources of Finance CHAPTER 12 – INTEREST RATE RISK MANAGEMENT Introduction Hedging Interest Rate Risk CHAPTER 13 – CORPORATE VALUATION Conceptual Framework of Valuation Important terms associated with Valuation Approaches/ Methods of Valuation Measuring Cost of Equity Relative Valuation Other Approaches to Value Measurement Arriving at Fair Value CHAPTER 14 – MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING Conceptual Framework Rationale for Mergers and Acquisition Forms (Types) of Mergers Financial Framework Takeover Defensive Tactics Reverse Merger Divestiture Financial Restructuring Ownership Restructuring Premium and Discount Case Studies Mergers and Acquisitions Failures Acquisition through Shares Cross-Border M&A CHAPTER 15 – INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE (IFC) Constituents of IFC Islamic Finance The basics of Stratup Financing Some of the innovative ways to Finance a Stratup Pitch Presentation Mode of Financing for Stratups Stratup India Initiative CHAPTER 17 – SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES Introduction to Small and Medium Enterprises Arranging Finance Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Finance- A Global Perspective Export Promotion Benefits available to Micro, Small or Medium Enterprises SME Listing FAQ’s Relating to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises