Paper 14

Paper 14

Paper 14 : Strategic Financial Management (SFM) Paper


To provide expert knowledge on setting financial objectives and goals, managing financial resources, financial risk management, thorough understanding of investment portfolios and financial instruments.

Learning Aims

The syllabus aims to test the student’s ability to :

  • Evaluate the role of agents and instruments in financial markets
  • Interpret the relevance of financial institutions
  • Analyze the degree of risk for its effective management
  • Advise on investment opportunities

Skill set required

Requiring skill levels of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation

Section A : Investment Decisions (25%)

  • Investment Decisions, Project Planning and Control
  • Evaluation of Risky Proposals for Investment Decisions
  • Leasing Decisions

Section B : Financial Markets and Institutions (20%)

  • Institutions in Financial Markets
  • Instruments in Financial Markets
  • Capital Markets
  • Commodity Exchange

Section C : Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (25%)

  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

Section D : Financial Risk Management (30%)

  • Financial Risks & Management
  • Financial Derivatives – Instruments for Risk Management
  • Financial Risk Management in International Operations