Corporate Finance


Corporate Finance is focused on the financial decisions that business enterprises face and the tools and analytic approaches used to make such decisions. The primary goal of corporate finance is to maximise corporate shareholder value while managing the enterprise's financial risks.

This 3-day workshop is therefore designed to provide participants with critical knowledge of the rationale and methodologies available to manage financial risk for an efficient, competitive business enterprise and place the participant into a "financial decision-making mindset" with the basic set of tools for achieving optimal firm valuation. No matter which route of finance a participant is undertaking (sales, trading, treasury management, investment banking, financial management or general management) – mastering the concepts and tools in this workshop is crucial. All other advanced subject areas in Finance (e.g. Structured Finance and International Finance) are built upon these concepts and use these tools.

Target Audience

This workshop would be beneficial to:

  • Corporate Investors / Shareholders (existing and potential shareholders in companies)
  • Chief Executive Officers and senior management
  • Membership of Boards of Directors
  • Financial Advisors and Financial Planners
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners / Managers

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Explain and apply the concept of the Time Value of Money.
  • Value Bonds and Common Stock.
  • Analyse Investments in a Portfolio.
  • Make Capital Structure (Debt and Equity Financing) decisions.
  • Employ the skills necessary to make reasonable recommendations on Risk vs. Return decisions facing a firm and assess the Risk and Return dynamic faced by a firm using the Capital Asset Pricing Model.
  • Derive the Corporate and Shareholder value of a firm.
  • Choose between investment projects (i.e. Capital Budgeting).

Programme Outline

Designed to run over a 3-day period, the workshop will cover specific deliverables on:

  • The framework for Corporate Governance, making investing and financial decisions and the Shareholder / Management Agency Equation.
  • The concept of the Time Value of Money, including Future Values & Present Values, Perpetuities, Annuities and Interest calculations.
  • The methods used to value Bonds and price Debt Capital, including the understanding and application of the term structure of interest rates, bond ratings and bond yields.
  • The approach to Common Stock Valuation, including valuation methods and determining the Cost of Equity Capital.
  • Evaluation of long term/strategic investment decisions using appropriate assessment methodologies.
  • Risk versus Return: measurement of Portfolio Risk, the impact of Diversification, the Weighted Average Cost of Capital and the Capital Asset Pricing Model.
  • The "Optimal Capital Structure" for an enterprise.


Facilitator: Mr. Ian Chinapoo

Currently Managing Director, Trinidad & Tobago and Regional Investment Banking at First Caribbean International Bank Limited, Ian is in his eighth year with FirstCaribbean and has 15 years overall in Banking. Ian first served at First Caribbean as Director of Origination for the Southern Caribbean where he was responsible for the development and origination activities for Capital Markets products. In 2005, he went on to head the regional Capital Markets business.

In his Investment Banking role, Ian leads a regional team operating in 17 jurisdictions and comprising the Directors of Origination and Capital Markets Products, Institutional Relations, Syndications and Deals Management. In his operating company role, he is responsible for overview and management of FirstCaribbean's franchise in Trinidad and Tobago.

Prior to joining FirstCaribbean International Bank, Ian worked as Vice-President, Business Head (CGIB) - Citibank NA, Bahamas, where he was responsible for the operations of Citigroup's Global Corporate and Investment Bank. He was also part of Citigroup's team based in Miami in his role as Vice-President – Senior Transactor- Andean, Caribbean and Central America.

From 1995 to 1997, he tutored in the undergraduate Accounting programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences, St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies and from 1996 to 2000, he lectured at the Institute of Business (now Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business) in the Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources (now Masters in Human Resources), the International MBA and Executive MBA programmes. From 2008, upon returning to Trinidad & Tobago, he resumed lecturing in the MBA and MSc International Finance programmes. Working with the school, he has also designed and delivered several professional development workshops for companies and targeted public audiences over the years from 1995.

Ian holds a B.Sc in Accounting with First Class Honours from The University of the West Indies. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Programme from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Board of Directors of FirstCaribbean International Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd, as well as FirstCaribbean Trust and Merchant Bank (Barbados) Ltd. From September 2009 to December 2010, he was also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National ICT Company Limited ("iGovTT") and Chairman of iGovTT's Finance Committee.



Date View Event Calendar
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 3 Days
Cost TT $3,500.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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