Date: 9/16/2020
Event start time: 12:00 PM
Event end time: 4:00 PM
Category: Virtual
Price: Members - $395; Non-Members $445

Shareholder Value Essentials  (4 Hour Live Virtual Workshop)

Wednesday, September 16, 12 pm - 4 pm ET 

Introductory Level
Prerequisites: None

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 return on investment and other key performance indicators and we look at cost of capital  and how that impacts investment decision within a company.  We also cover the time value of money and the other key drivers of company valuation. We finish by showing you how to tell a great investment story.


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


Shareholder Value
  • Shareholder value - what it really means
  • The link to return on capital
  • Metrics for executive compensation
  • The role of sustainability
Cost of Capital & the Capital Structure
  • Cost of capital and the capital mix
  • The impact of leverage/gearing
  • Changing the capital structure
Investment Decision-Making
  • Overview of the investment appraisal process
  • The concept of discounted cash flows
  • Key valuation variables
How to Tell a Great Investment Story


  • Access to a virtual classroom with an online course to help you consolidate your learning after the workshop
  • Color-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss further any concepts covered on the course


  • Small group, interactive workshops delivered using Zoom
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls

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Miranda Lane

Miranda Lane

Managing Director, FinanceTalking, Ltd.

Miranda has 16 years’ experience of teaching finance to people who do not have a financial background.  This and her broad City experience in investment banking and financial communications enable her to explain complex subjects in simple ways.
  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 with Touche Ross in London
  • Worked for investment bank, Morgan Grenfell, analysing companies
  • Financial PR and Investor Relations in two leading consultancies
  • Gained invaluable experience freelancing for a City training company, teaching analysis of financial statements and equity analysis
  • Over the last 16 years, Miranda has taught people from well over 50% of the FTSE100 companies, and most of the leading financial PR consultancies in the UK as well as companies from continental Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine.
Miranda founded FinanceTalking to provide the best financial training to the corporate communications world.  She designs and teaches highly relevant, practical courses for FinanceTalking and for companies' in-house training programmes.