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    Inflation 'skyrocketing' as C-suite worry: Conference Board

    Price pressure has surged into the top ranks of CFO concerns, drawing more attention than anytime in nearly nearly 40 years, surveys show.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
  • Inflation to 'remain very elevated' in 2022: Furman

    A persistent imbalance between supply and demand and labor shortages will likely push inflation in 2022 above Fed forecasts for the second consecutive year, former White House economist Jason Furman said.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    How scenario planning helps bring certainty to the uncertain

    By combining internal and external data and using the power of automation to crunch the numbers, CFOs can make decisions about what levers to pull based on scenarios they likely would have missed before. 

    By CFO Dive staff
  • Pension plans gain while facing headwinds in 2022: Goldman

    Companies this year will likely “de-risk” their pension plans by shifting more capital into fixed-income assets, Goldman Sachs Asset Management said.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    IPOs surge to record in 2021 with most issuers hitting target price: EY

    Fiscal stimulus, low interest rates and abundant capital are some of the forces driving a robust market in initial public offerings.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    5 CFO tips for adjusting wages to high inflation, labor shortages

    CFOs eager to attract and retain workers and overcome labor shortages can follow five strategies to raise compensation and sustain profits.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Regulators warn of legal risks to companies that botch LIBOR transition

    “More work remains to be done” on the imminent phase-out of LIBOR to reduce the risk of market instability, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    CFOs rank 'retention, retention, retention' as top priority for 2022: Deloitte

    Intense competition for workers has prompted CFOs to plan improvements in hiring and retaining employees during 2022, Deloitte found in a survey.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    CFOs fall short of meeting investors' ESG reporting needs: EY

    CFOs need to close a "reporting gap" with investors by providing more information on company sustainability performance, EY said.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    How to improve your controls and mitigate audit risk

    Spreadsheets and other manual processes used as a primary financial close tool create inefficiencies and increase risk, leading to problems cropping up in audits.

    Dec. 13, 2021
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    'War for talent' rises toward top of C-suite risks for 2022

    High inflation and a tight labor market complicate CFO efforts to raise wages to a level that wins in the competition for talent.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Economic uncertainty contributing to rise in M&A disputes

    Conflict between buyers and sellers is rising for a number of reasons, but a big one is the rapid change in economic conditions, says a global M&A disputes report by Berkeley Research Group.   

    By Dec. 8, 2021
  • Inflation to exceed Fed's 2% target for three years: NABE survey

    CFOs face an especially murky outlook for 2022 as the omicron virus variant spreads, inflation flares at the highest level in 30 years and job market surveys signal both weakness and strength.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    80% of companies passing on rising costs to consumers: Fed survey

    CFOs face twin inflationary threats from labor shortages and disrupted supply chains. Their response: raise prices.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Fed's Quarles backs faster cuts in stimulus, citing inflation

    The Fed may need to take extra measures to tighten monetary policy if inflation in the spring still exceeds 4%, Quarles said.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Small businesses raise wages at record pace

    As inflation rises and "help wanted" signs go unanswered, CFOs are raising wages at the fastest rate in many years.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Risks rise as COVID-19 compels companies to weaken due diligence: Refinitiv

    The coronavirus has permanently broadened the risk landscape beyond financial crime, confronting CFOs with challenges that encompass environmental and social concerns.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    How "agile allocators" boost long-term value

    High-performing companies are taking an agile and aggressive approach to capital allocation – it often means the difference between excess returns and underperformance.

    Nov. 29, 2021
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    $1.7 trillion U.S. spending bill would not stoke inflation: Moody's

    Concerns about the impact of the "social infrastructure" bill on inflation and the U.S. fiscal outlook may be overblown.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Biden taps Powell for second Fed term, supporting continuity

    Biden's emphasis on monetary policy continuity is unlikely to discourage Powell from withdrawing record stimulus if inflation continues to accelerate.

    By , Dan Ennis • Nov. 22, 2021
  • Leveraging your position as an ousted CFO

    Terminated CFOs aren't without options if they know where to look for negotiation flexibility, an attorney says.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    With inflation rising, CFOs rethink hedging strategies

    Finance leaders need more than treasury at the table when mapping out what derivatives to buy, at what price, and how to account for them, says a specialist.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    6 CFO tips for freeing up cash, fighting inflation: McKinsey

    With inflation running at a 30-year high, CFOs can identify dormant cash on their balance sheets and put it to use, McKinsey said.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
  • CFO strategies for turning the ESG movement into a win-win

    CFOs face rising pressure to endorse sustainability best practices. They can find new profit opportunities by embracing ESG benchmarking and other investor priorities.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Inflation poses 'upside' risks: Fed official

    By the end of next year, conditions will likely be set for the Federal Reserve to begin raising the benchmark interest rate, Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Ransomware criminals targeting confidential M&A data, FBI warns

    Ransomware attacks hit at least three publicly traded U.S. companies negotiating M&As from March until June 2020, the FBI said. The talks were not publicly known at two of the companies.

    By Nov. 5, 2021