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This course is run in conjunction with NIRI.
Bookings will be made via their website.

  • Virtual session was excellent and worked seamlessly, the interactive Kahoot quizzes were a nice touch.

Prerequisite Course
To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the following:

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Related Courses
The following courses are closely related to this course.

Shareholder Value & Telling a Great Investment Story – NIRI Virtual

Two, 2-hour sessions on consecutive days - Developing Skills

If you would like to understand what shareholder value really means; how companies go about creating it; and how to tell a compelling investment story, this course is for you.  We cover what value creation looks like from the shareholder’s perspective and management’s role in value creation. We cover key requirements such as growth and returns above cost of capital; we show you how this breaks down; and we link back to strategy and key performance indicators.  We finish by showing you how to tell a great investment story in twelve simple steps, using examples from companies that do it well.


  • Understand the concept of shareholder value and how value is created
  • Appreciate the cost of capital and its impact on decision-making
  • See how to tell a great investment story 

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access to the following online course which will help you consolidate your knowledge:

What you will learn

Shareholder Value Essentials

  • Shareholder value – what it really means
  • The link to return on capital
  • Characteristics of debt and equity funding
  • Cost of capital and the capital mix
  • Changing the capital structure
  • The importance of ESG policies
  • Opportunities for activists

Telling the Investment Story

  • Setting the scene
  • Talking growth and returns
  • Capital allocation policy & Capital management policy
  • Driving earnings and cash flows
  • The link to compensation
  • Environment, social and governance
  • Linking to shareholder value
  • Looking for the gaps
  • Capital management examples

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls