SEM 4 – MF0016-Treasury Management SMU MBA WINTER 2015 -2016

 

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Master of Business Administration – MBA Semester 4

MF0016-Treasury Management

Assignment (60 Marks)

Note: Answer all questions must be written within 300 to 400 words each. Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60

Q1. Give the meaning of treasury management. Explain the need for specialized handling of treasury and benefits of treasury.

 

Answer. Treasury management is the planning, organising and control of funds required by a corporate entity. Funds come in several forms: cash, bonds, currencies, financial derivatives like futures and options etc. Treasury management covers all these and the intricacies of choosing the right mix. According to Teigen Lee E, “Treasury is the place of deposit reserved for storing treasures and disbursement of collected funds”. Treasury management is one of the key responsibilities of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a company.

 

Q2. Explain foreign exchange market. Write about all the types of foreign exchange markets. Explain the participants in foreign exchange markets.

 

Answer. Foreign Exchange market (forex market) deals with purchase and sale of foreign currencies. The bulk of the market is “over the counter” (OTC) i.e. not through an exchange which is well regulated.

International trade and investment essentially requires foreign markets. Banks act as intermediaries and perform currency exchange transactions by quoting purchase and selling prices.

 

 Q3. Write an overview of risk mitigation. Explain the processes of risk containment. Write about the tools available for managing risks.

 

Answer. Risk Mitigation: It is important that an organisation is not only aware of the risks before it impacts their bottom line, but has well-laid action plans to meet the risks and mitigate its adverse impact.

The overall responsibility for risk management lies with the top management and the board of directors of the enterprise.

 

Q4. What is Interest Rate Risk Management (IRRM)? Write the components and features of IRRM. Explain the macro and micro factors affecting interest rate.

 

Answer. Interest Rate Risk Management (IRRM)

Interest Rate Risk is the risk

  • to the earnings from an asset portfolio caused by interest rate changes
  • to the economic value of interest-bearing assets because of changes in interest rates
  • to costs of fixed-rate debt securities from falling bank rates
  • to impact of interest rates on cost of capital used by the firm as hurdle rate for capital investment

 

 

 

Q5. Explain the contents of working capital. Write down the need for working capital.

 

Answer. As stated above, working capital comprises the working assets of a firm. What are these assets? Look at the items in these examples.

  1. A trading business for instance may have to purchase and store products to be sold, paying for them before they can be sold and cashed. A factory that produces and sells products has to store raw materials and finished goods, besides having some unfinished materials under process.
  2. A company may also need to allow the customers to pay later instead of insisting on cash at the point of delivery.

 

 Q6. Explain the concepts and benefits of integrated treasury. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of operating treasury.

 

Answer. The concept of integrated treasury works on the principle that Treasury can be a single unifying force of a company’s activities in the money market, capital market and forex market; and can help the company derive synergy. Synergy is a powerful advantage in business because it brings together two or more activity domains and achieves a total effect that is greater than the sum of all the individual domains.

 

SMU MBA WINTER 2015 -2016

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