Risk management


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    ‘Inflation may have peaked’ as economy slumps: Fannie Mae

    The U.S. economy will likely shrink during this quarter and most of 2023 as the Federal Reserve cools demand and curbs inflation, Fannie Mae said.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Holiday clues appear in October retail sales

    Consumers will be relying on credit cards, their savings and heavy discounts in what is shaping up to be an uncertain season for retailers.

    By Daphne Howland • Nov. 22, 2022
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    CFO stressors: four cures for inflation fever

    CFOs have seized on ways to shield profits against the worst price pressures in nearly 40 years.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    U.S. will ‘narrowly avoid recession’: Goldman Sachs

    The Federal Reserve will slow the pace of tightening next month and early next year but not cut the federal funds rate until Q2 2024, Goldman Sachs predicted.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    SEC: Big fines make violations more than a cost of doing business

    The Securities and Exchange Commission ramped up enforcement and extracted record fines in fiscal year 2022, a signal to companies that it wants to see a change in behavior.

    By Robert Freedman • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Most auditors pessimistic about economy: CAQ

    Inflation ranks as the top threat to U.S. companies in the coming months, according to auditors surveyed by the Center for Audit Quality.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    ESG materiality ranges beyond ‘bottom line’: SEC official

    The SEC will not limit scrutiny to a company’s income statement when verifying compliance with a proposed rule requiring climate risk disclosure, an agency official said.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
  • Nearly half of CFOs admit to flawed ESG reporting: EY

    Companies and institutional investors worldwide “are at odds when it comes to sustainability,” EY said.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    M&A rebound unlikely in 2023 after 35% slump: S&P Global

    Higher borrowing costs this year have choked off deal-making, a trend that will probably persist in 2023.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Small businesses foresee ‘dismal’ sales: NFIB

    Inflation, a tight labor market and disrupted supply chains have jarred small business confidence in future sales growth.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    New Tyson CFO arrested on trespassing, public intoxication charges

    The arrest of the recently-appointed CFO — son of the company’s chairman — reignites concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Fed flags risks from liquidity strains, Russia’s invasion, inflation

    Hidden leverage or declining market liquidity may amplify harm from a financial shock, Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard said.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Services sector slows amid inflation, tight labor market

    The tight labor market was one of several factors impeding services sector growth in October.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Fed intensifies inflation fight, may slow tightening next month

    The Federal Reserve may raise borrowing costs in smaller increments but a pause in its efforts to reduce price pressures is not in the cards, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Talent shortages still among top CFO worries: study

    Forty percent of CFOs pointed to talent shortages as a top business risk as financial leaders switch from an offensive to a defensive approach to their balance sheets.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Fed meets as demand for workers stokes red-hot labor market

    Although manufacturing flagged in October, robust demand for workers suggests that the economy has not begun to slow enough to meet the Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation goal.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    CFO stressors: Agonizing over layoffs

    As a growing number of economists forecast a downturn, finance chiefs are wrestling with if or when to make the hard, emotionally-charged call to cut jobs.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Shareholder say-on-pay support ticks down: WTW

    While shareholders are still approving most companies’ compensation policies, there are signs scrutiny is snapping back to pre-pandemic norms. 

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Default rate likely to triple by Sept. 2023: Moody’s

    Higher borrowing costs and a slowdown in the economy may trigger a rise in credit downgrades and outright defaults in the next 12 months.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    New Zip file phishing trend threatens cybersecurity

    Organizations are at an increased risk of cyber attacks with this new popular phishing technique that does not require a password.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Rising wages, inflation keep Fed on track for Nov. 2 tightening

    CFOs may not realistically expect wage pressures to ease as long as pay increases lag inflation and job openings exceed the number of job seekers.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    ESG goals versus action gap emerges: survey

    One in five financial leaders do not currently consider any ESG information when making decisions and instead rely on traditional financial metrics, the survey found.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Crypto regulation to win more investors: FTX US advisor

    The "decade of free money" is ending, but crypto will bounce back with the overall market, according to Brett Harrison. 

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Ukraine raises fresh fraud concerns, Stripe exec says

    The war in Ukraine raised the stakes for fraud detection, as threat actors devise more complex ways of evading oversight.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    SEC adopts bonus clawback rules

    The new clawback rules come amid a broader push by the SEC for more transparency and disclosures in financial reports.

    By Oct. 26, 2022