Capital management refers to the area of financial management that deals with capital assets, which are assets that have value as a function of economic production, or otherwise are of utility to other economic assets. Capital management can broadly be divided into two classes:

The discipline exists because assets that are of capital value to business entities or other legal persons require management to aim to achieve optimal, adequate or otherwise sufficient capital performance of the assets at hand. Underperforming capital assets pose a liability to the finances and continued existence of any legal entity, regardless of whether it is positioned in the public sector or in the private sector.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Working Capital Management Explained: How It Works". Investopedia.
  2. ^ "Managerial Incentives and Capital Management". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 101 (4): 835–860. 1986. doi:10.2307/1884180.

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