Discuss the topic of maximizing shareholder wealth. This topic has been researched and studied for many years, with mixed results. For example; Irving Fisher, a prominent American Economist, argued that maximizing shareholders wealth should be management’s primary goal (Cardao-Pito, 2016). Conversely, Sollars and Tuluca (2016) suggested that shareholders should only be rewarded with returns that are “commensurate with the risk they take”. (p. 203).
After reading the required textbook chapters for this module, briefly share your thoughts about shareholder wealth maximization. Then, explain the advantages and disadvantages of wealth maximization from the perspective of a company’s Chief Financial Officer. Include the effect on company stakeholders – internal (managers, employees) and external (suppliers, shareholders). Make sure that you include the effect on company stakeholders – internal (managers, employees) and external (suppliers, shareholders).