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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor Alexis Montecinos at Adolfo Ibanez University.


The course on "Dividend Policy: How to Pay Back Shareholders" offers a comprehensive exploration of the strategies and principles governing corporate dividend decisions. Participants will delve into the fundamental concepts of dividend policy, understanding the factors that influence these crucial decisions and the various methods employed for dividend payments. Building on this foundation, the course delves into advanced topics, such as dividend theories, stability, and the intricate relationship between share repurchase and dividends. Participants will gain insights into the nuanced aspects of dividend policy during financial crises and its impact on firm valuation. The course also examines the global perspective on dividend policies and presents case studies to illustrate decision-making processes. Moving to a strategic level, the course explores the strategic implications of dividend policy on shareholder value, capital structure, and corporate governance. Discussions extend to the integration of dividend policy in mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and ethical considerations. Throughout the program, participants will be exposed to real-world scenarios, enabling them to analyze and apply dividend policy principles in diverse business contexts. This course equips individuals with the knowledge and strategic acumen needed to navigate the complex landscape of dividend decisions within the corporate realm.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Dividend Policy: How to Pay Back Shareholders, by Alexis Montecinos

  • I am an Assistant Professor Of Finance at Suffolk University in Boston, USA (Tenure Track), and an adjunct Professor of Finance at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. I am also the Director of the Master in Business Analytics at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. My areas of expertise are Data Analytics, Financial Economics, Banking, Real Estate, Empirical Asset Pricing, and Industrial Organization. I have worked on several projects related to business analytics, macro-prudential regulation, antitrust, and several projects on modeling and predicting different variables using Machine Learning methods. I have led these projects in different industries in several countries of the world.

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