BAFN200 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

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BAFN200 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
Semester 2 2017
Individual Assignment
Due date : 8 September 2017 by 5pm
Word limit : 2000 ±10% words
Assessment weight : 30%
Aveo Group Limited’s reputation has taken a big hit from the Four Corners study aired on ABC on Monday, 26th June 2017 in which Aveo was accused of ripping off customers almost all of them elderly and vulnerable, at its retirement villages. Following the media coverage, Aveo’s share price plunged 11 per cent to a new twoyear low. There are also allegations that Aveo had in place complex contracts and exorbitant fees.
Source: http://www.afr.com
Required
a. Critically evaluate Aveo’s financial management policies and practices with respect to their social responsibility and social outcomes of their actions. Do you think Aveo should consider the ramifications of their financial decisions on sustainability and social responsibility? Ensure that your analysis is carried out with reference to corporate social responsibility principles, corporation’s objectives, code of ethics and ethical principles and theories.
b. Using publicly available data, analyse Aveo as an investment proposition with particular reference to its share price history and history of traded volumes over the past 2 years, identifying the main causes of its volatility in share price and traded volumes.
The report should comprise the following sections:
• Assignment cover sheet
• Table of contents
• Introduction
• Body (answers to each question)
• Conclusion
• Bibliography
The report must:
• be typed using one-and-a half (1.5) spacing left justified.
• use Arial or Times New Roman font size 12.
• display a one inch margin on all sides.
• appropriately cite reference original work, author(s) etc. Citation and referencing must conform to Harvard or APA referencing system.
The assignment is to be submitted via LEO/Turnitin by 8 Sept 2017 at 5pm . Penalties will be applied for late submission. Submissions received after 5pm on 8/9/2017 but within 72 hours will be subject to a deduction of 10% of the maximum available mark. Submissions received after 72 hours of the submission deadline will receive a zero (0) award. The assignment carries a word limit of 1,000 words, plus exhibits.
BAFN200 INDIVUDAL ASSIGNMENT
Scoring Rubric
Student ID Name
Maximum marks Allocated marks
Introduction and purpose of analysis
1
Discussion of the goals of the corporation (Aveo) 5
Should corporations consider the impact of their financial decisions on sustainability and social responsibility? Why or why not. Discuss.
Code of ethics, ethical theories, corporate social responsibility. 8
Aveo as an investment. Considerations and recommendations. 6
Share price history for the past 2 years 3
Causes of fluctuations in the share price and the volumes traded 3
Conclusion 1
Report organisation (pagination, format, spacing, grammar, spelling, punctuation, referencing etc.) 3
Total
30
Lodgement of individual assignment
Assignments must be submitted with an ACU cover sheet which can be downloaded from the following link. It is imperative that the cover sheet is signed off by the student who submitted the work.
https://students.acu.edu.au/administration_and_enrolment/forms/assessment_and_a ssignment forms
Students must submit assignments electronically via Turnitin. The software used for checking originality compares works submitted by students with published material from a variety of sources including the Internet. A turnitin score of 10% or greater will be considered cause for concern.
Please note: Turnitin does not accept spreadsheet submissions. Printed copies of your spreadsheets should be included in your final hard copy and LEO submission. Where spreadsheets have been used in your analysis, you should email copies of the live spreadsheets to the LIC with the same deadline as the other parts of the submission.
Assessment criteria for the Individual Assignment
ILO HD DI CR PA NN
LO1
LO2 & Introduction A concise statement clearly explaining the purpose of the report, sources used to answer questions and a brief summary of conclusions reached and the order of presentation A very good introduction describing aims, sources used and the conclusions reached and the order of presentation, A good introduction describing aims, sources used and the conclusions reached and the order of presentation, Brief introduction without fully describing aims, sources used and the conclusions reached and the order of presentation, A scrappy presentation, untidy or rushed, or no introduction at all.
LO1
LO2 & Knowledge (Content) Displays an excellent grasp of the goals of corporations, relevant codes of conduct, ethical theories and the corporate social responsibility principles.
Displays an excellent understanding of the role of financial management information for investment decisions. Displayed good understanding of the goals of corporations, relevant codes of conduct, ethical theories and the corporate social responsibility principles.
Displays a very good understanding of the role of financial management information for investment decisions. Displayed above-average grasp of the goals of corporations, relevant codes of conduct, ethical theories and the corporate social responsibility principles.
Displays an above-average understanding of the role of financial management information for investment decisions. Displayed some understanding of the goals of corporations, relevant codes of conduct, ethical theories and the corporate social responsibility principles.
Displays some understanding of the role of financial management information for investment decisions. Displayed a poor grasp of the goals of corporations, relevant codes of conduct, ethical theories and the corporate social responsibility principles.
Displays a poor understanding of the role of financial management information for investment decisions.
LO 1
&LO2 Arguments Demonstrates exceptionally insightful and interesting arguments. A highly-structured and comprehensive response to the task. Demonstrates high standard of insight and originality.. Arguments with reasonable support Arguments are generally plausible with some evidence. Arguments are implausible and unsubstantiated.
Fails to address the question posed.
LO1 &
LO2 Research Extensive and relevant research
Substantial research Adequate research Some research Limited and /or irrelevant research
Report
organisation
Extraordinary organised presentation with respect to organisation, clarity of expression, grammar, punctuation, pagination, spacing) Extraordinary organised
presentation Adequate organisation
Not always clear or concise. Disorganised, incoherent or no referencing
Referencing Accurate and consistently
referencing with no error
Correct referencing with minor errors Mostly accurate referencing Reasonably accurate referencing Poor referencing



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