Risk Management


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    Fed’s key inflation measure rose in January, validating high-rate hold

    Policymakers have refrained from declaring sufficient progress in their fight against inflation, pushing back by several months market expectations for a rate cut.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Consumer confidence falls, breaking three-month rising streak

    Spending by consumers is showing signs of sputtering after propelling better-than-expected economic growth last year.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from CFO Dive

    Cooling inflation, an M&A rebound and an AI reckoning are among the top forces that could shape the corporate finance world this year.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    SaaS license waste tops IT spend challenges

    Hasty software purchasing during the pandemic led to bloated tech stacks that are now ripe for trimming.  

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    CFOs take backseat to CISOs on SEC cyber rules

    Less than half of finance chiefs are involved in the SEC's cybersecurity breach disclosure process, AuditBoard found.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Economists predict 2.2% GDP growth, outstripping prior 2024 forecast: NABE

    Data on the job market, and consumer and producer prices, suggest the Fed may need to keep the main interest rate at a 40-year high longer than markets anticipated.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    MGM Resorts’ cyberattack headache continues as regulators launch investigations

    The company said it could face fines in connection with regulatory inquiries stemming from the social engineering attack.

    By David Jones • Feb. 26, 2024
  • SEC charges husband for insider trading on wife’s deal-making for BP

    A Houston resident overheard merger negotiations by his wife, a former BP employee, and engaged in insider trading, the SEC alleged.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    M&A to rise, buoyed by ready cash, solid profits, stable economy: McKinsey

    CFOs will sooner reach strategic goals through deal-making than through organic growth, McKinsey said.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Investors rank securing talent as top corporate priority in 2024: EY

    Corporate directors and investors differ when identifying the biggest issues this year, with directors focusing more on the economy and capital allocation, EY said. 

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • Boeing CFO expects 2H24 production resurgence, cites ‘uncertain moment’

    The aerospace company is grappling with the implications of last month’s midair door plug blowout that shocked travelers and sparked an FAA audit.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Ex-Zoom finance exec lands at fraud detector Forter

    Forter’s new CFO, Anthony Barsoom, is replacing Aaron Barfoot, who exited to become finance chief of a rival company.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Inflation edges up, pushing back forecast of first Fed rate cut

    Futures traders now see a 52% probability that policymakers in June will cut the federal funds rate from its current peak level between 5.25% and 5.5%.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

    More than one out of three top executives believe the economic outlook will brighten during the next six months, according to a Conference Board and Business Council survey.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    R&D tax rollback proposal leaves CFOs ‘on edge’

    Many businesses applauded when a tax package with the key R&D provision sailed through the U.S. House. Now they’re waiting for the Senate to act.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Yellen backs legislation to avert AI threat to financial stability

    Testimony by the Treasury Secretary follows a pledge by the Biden administration to seize on the benefits of artificial intelligence while containing its risks.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Yellen says commercial real estate losses may leave banks ‘quite stressed’

    Bank regulators aim to avert turmoil caused by a slump in the value of commercial real estate, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in testimony to a House committee.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Clorox says it incurred $49M in costs from 2023 cyberattack

    The breach caused system disruptions that led to order processing delays and “significant product outages,” negatively impacting net sales and earnings.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    The fight against cyber fraud: How to up your game in 2024

    CFOs face an increasingly daunting fraud landscape — from deep-fake phone calls to AI-generated text messages, writes Trustpair CEO Baptiste Collot.

    By Baptiste Collot • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Fed pivots to considering when to cut main interest rate: Powell

    Inflation will likely cool during the first six months of 2024, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said, adding that the central bank is unlikely to reduce borrowing costs in March.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    US economy will likely cool as ‘real’ interest rates rise: ACCA

    As the economy avoided a downturn last year, confidence among CFOs rebounded close to the long-term average, the ACCA said.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Consumer confidence, job openings rise as Fed favors holding rates high

    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will probably keep the main interest rate as the highest level since early 2001 as the economy shows signs of unexpected strength.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    One in four companies ban GenAI

    The research by Cisco found that generative artificial intelligence tools are putting many companies’ sensitive data at increased risk of public exposure.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Opinion

    Holding out for a bankruptcy ‘cram down’? Think again.

    C-suites should take a hard look at the true cost of bankruptcy before filing for Chapter 11, Lowenstein Sandler’s Kenneth A. Rosen writes. 

    By Kenneth A. Rosen • Jan. 25, 2024
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    36% of companies plan to raise pay in 2024 amid tight labor market: BDO

    Although the job market has shown signs of cooling in recent quarters, CFOs aim to increase compensation this year to attract and retain employees.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    76% of companies link pay to ESG performance in rising trend: WTW

    The biggest companies are weaving ESG into pay incentives despite a backlash against the use of sustainability as a metric for corporate performance.

    By Jan. 24, 2024