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FORUM PACIFIC INC.

35th Floor, One Corporate Center

Julia Vargas Ave. corner Meralco Ave.

Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605

info@forumpacific.com

The Company’s risk management is coordinated with the Group, in close cooperation with the Board of Directors, and focuses on actively securing the short-term cash flows to finance its operation.


The Company's principal financial instruments comprise of cash, advances to related parties, AFS financial assets, accounts payable and other liabilities (excluding local and other taxes and other liabilities to government agencies) and advances from related parties. The main purpose of these financial instruments is to raise financing for the Company's operations. The Company does not actively engage in trading of financial assets for speculative purposes nor does it have options.



Liquidity risk


Liquidity risk refers to the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due.


The Company is mainly exposed to liquidity risk through its maturing liabilities. The Company has a policy of regularly monitoring its cash position to ensure that maturing liabilities will be adequately met.


The Company manages liquidity risk by obtaining funds from related parties and by continuously monitoring forecast and actual cash flows and matching the maturity profiles of liabilities.


Foreign currency risk


The Company is exposed to foreign exchange risk arising from currency exposures primarily with respect to the U.S. Dollars and other foreign currencies. Foreign exchange risk arises when future commercial transactions and recognized assets and liabilities are denominated in a currency that is not the Company’s functional currency. Significant fluctuation in the exchange rates could significantly affect the Company’s financial position.


  The Company is mainly exposed to credit risk through its advances from a related party.


The sensitivity rate used on reporting foreign currency risk internally to key management personnel is 10% and it represents management’s assessment of reasonably possible change in foreign exchange rates. The sensitivity analysis includes only outstanding foreign currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities and adjusts their translation at the period end for a 10% in foreign exchange rates. A positive number indicates an increase in net income when the Philippine Peso strengthens at 10% against the relevant currency. For 10% weakening of the Philippine Peso against the relevant currency, there would be an equal and opposite impact on the net income.


Capital Risk Objective and Management


The primary objective of the Company’s capital management is to ensure its ability to continue as a going concern and that it maintains a strong credit rating and healthy capital ratios to support its business and maximize shareholder value.


The Board of Directors have the overall responsibility for monitoring of capital in proportion to risk. Profiles for capital ratios are set in the light of changes in the Company’s external environment and the risks underlying the Company’s business operations and industry.


The Company monitors capital on the basis of the debt-to-equity ratio which is calculated as total debt divided by total equity


The Company monitors capital on the basis of the gearing ratio. This ratio is calculated as net debt divided by total capital. Net debt is calculated as total borrowings (including accrued and other payables and advances from related parties as shown in the Company statement of financial position) less cash.



 Internal Control System


We have in place an internal audit system whereby the internal audit can conduct independent and objective internal-audit activities designed to add value, improve the company’s operations, and help it accomplish its objectives. This shall provide a systematic and disciplined approach in the evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes through which the Board, management, and stockholders shall be provided with reasonable assurance that the company’s key organizational and procedural controls are appropriate, adequate, effective and complied with. For this purpose, pertinent categories include the following: (i) effectiveness and efficiency of operations; (ii) reliability of financial reporting; (iii) compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and (iv) safeguarding of assets.