International Finance

International Finance: Walt Disney Company
International Finance: Walt Disney Company
International finance deals with financial management between domestic and foreign countries. Investors and international businesses must evaluate and oversee international risks. The Walt Disney Company is based out of the United States, but has successfully expanded their business to many different locations across the globe. The following paper will explain how the global investment banking process has assisted The Walt Disney Company, how regulatory bodies affected their financial decision making, and finally will identify and evaluate contemporary issues in international financial management.
Background Information
For more than 90 years, The Walt Disney Company has been at the forefront of family entertainment. They provide quality entertainment for every member of the family, across America and around the world ("Walt Disney International", 2009). They even have a specific department for all of their international business, Walt Disney International (WDI). “Their responsibilities range from providing administrative support and coordination for Disney’s global offices to increasing the globalization of the Disney brand to ensure that it is locally relevant to consumers around the world, ("Walt Disney International", 2009, para. 1). The Walt Disney Company has an international presence on all seven continents. They have five different business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Each of these segments is represented domestically as well as internationally. Their plan for globalization has come a long way over the past decade and they plan to keep expanding across the world.

Global Investment Banking
Global investment banking has helped The Walt Disney Company evolve from a cartoon studio to the global empire it is today. Global investment banking is a “financial establishment that



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