Risk management: Page 2


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    Inflation eases yet persists at more than twice Fed target

    Core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, remains high despite 10 consecutive increases in the federal funds rate since March 2022.

    By May 10, 2023
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    Burying bad 8-K news raises red flags

    Researchers assert some companies “strategically” divert investor attention from negative SEC filings by issuing concurrent press releases on unrelated matters.

    By May 10, 2023
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    Workforce wages: solving the cost-talent puzzle

    In today’s strong labor market, CFOs leery of raising wages too much find creative ways to find and retain key employees.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Ransomware claims jump back up

    Ransomware claims filed by U.S. clients of insurance broker Marsh spiked 77% in the first quarter, following a downward trend in 2022.

    By May 9, 2023
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    Small business optimism, spending plans slump: NFIB

    A pullback in credit is prompting owners of small businesses to scale back plans for capital expenditures during the next six months.

    By May 9, 2023
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    Companies to reimagine workflow: survey

    Only about one in three companies polled in a WTW survey gave themselves good marks for effectively managing changes in work dynamics such as digitalization.

    By May 9, 2023
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    Banks expect to tighten credit throughout 2023: Fed

    A pullback in bank credit that began in 2022 has accelerated since a flare-up in financial sector instability started in March.

    By May 8, 2023
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    Robust hiring persists despite credit tightening

    Unemployment remains unusually low even though the Federal Reserve has sought to curb inflation and trim growth by raising the main interest rate to the highest level since 2007.

    By May 5, 2023
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    Fed hikes main rate while ‘highly attentive to inflation risks’

    The central bank increased borrowing costs even though the failure of First Republic Bank has rekindled concerns about banking system instability.

    By May 3, 2023
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    Fed mulls rate hike as wage gains beat forecasts, fuel inflation

    Compensation by one measure is rising at the fastest pace since 2008, stoking expectations that policymakers on Wednesday will further increase borrowing costs to quash inflation.

    By May 2, 2023
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    Record high office vacancies spur sublease discounts

    The U.S. office vacancy rate ticked up to a 30-year-high of 17.8% in the first quarter as hybrid work and recession fears weighed on demand, according to CBRE.

    By May 2, 2023
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    AI boosts productivity 14%: NBER case study

    Generative AI improved customer service at a Fortune 500 company by prompting less experienced staff to adopt the best practices of their most talented co-workers.

    By May 1, 2023
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    JPMorgan to ‘fight hard’ to retain First Republic clients, CFO says

    JPMorgan’s agreement to buy the failed bank’s assets once again raises questions of the health of the banking ecosystem, particularly shining a light upon regional banks.

    By May 1, 2023
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    Audit partners suffer after writing critical ICOs: study

    Audit firms face a conflict between sustaining income from client fees and their legal obligation to identify weaknesses in a client’s internal controls, researchers said.

    By April 28, 2023
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    Small businesses upbeat about surviving recession: BofA

    Robust consumer spending buoyed economic growth during the first quarter amid widespread forecasts of recession.

    By April 27, 2023
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    Toys ‘R’ Us specter looms over Bed Bath & Beyond

    The home-goods retailer’s mixed signals remind some of Toys “R” Us. The toy retailer filed to reorganize in 2017, only to liquidate its U.S. operations months later.

    By April 27, 2023
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    Consumer confidence sinks, implying downturn to come

    Weakening optimism among consumers, as measured by the Conference Board, coincides with a decline in credit.

    By April 25, 2023
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    Walmart, Amazon and especially Target have already been taking market share from the struggling home goods retailer for quite some time.

    By Daphne Howland • April 25, 2023
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    Hiring slows, signaling recession risk: NABE

    Economists are evenly split on whether the U.S. will fall into recession within the next 12 months, NABE found in a survey.

    By April 24, 2023
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    ESG reporting standard setter extends reach

    The global effort to harmonize rules for corporate sustainability reporting is gaining momentum and expanding beyond concerns about climate change.

    By April 21, 2023
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    PCAOB flags widespread weaknesses in audits of SPACs

    The criticism of SPAC audits follows a surge in restatements by the so-called blank-check companies.

    By April 20, 2023
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    Ex-Trump CFO is released from jail

    Allen Weisselberg — the Trump Organization’s former finance chief — was released after this week serving about 100 days in a New York City prison. But more legal pressure looms.

    By April 20, 2023
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    SEC ‘not a climate policy agency,’ Gensler says

    SEC Chair Gary Gensler came under fire from Republican lawmakers for pushing forward with a climate disclosure rule that they said would overstep agency authority and prove too costly for U.S. companies. 

    By April 18, 2023
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    Allianz forecasts global jump in insolvencies

    Given the expected rise in failing companies, CFOs must carefully vet clients and suppliers to avoid unpaid bills and supply chain disruptions.

    By Chris Gaetano • April 18, 2023
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    EY to lay off 3,000 workers after split craters

    A week after “Project Everest” was halted, the Big Four firm is slashing its workforce.

    By April 18, 2023
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    Cyber premiums spike at slower pace in 2022: Fitch

    The deceleration was driven by factors such as a moderation of ransomware incidents and a heightened level of cyber risk awareness among corporate executives, according to Fitch Ratings.

    By April 18, 2023