What is the primary objective of 'Financial Management'?
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Financial management is one of the functional areas of business. Therefore, its objectives must be consistent with the overall objectives of business. The overall objective of financial management is to provide maximum return to the owners on their investment in the long- term.
This is known as wealth maximisation. Maximisation of owners’ wealth is possible when the capital invested initially increases over a period of time. Wealth maximisation means maximising the market value of investment in shares of the company.
Wealth of shareholders = Number of shares held ×Market price per share.