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Speaking the Love Language of CFOs

CFO Selections

Love is in the air, which got us thinking… what is the love language of a CFO? For those of you not familiar with “love languages” the basic premise is that different people have different personalities, which means they give and receive love in different ways. And while this may sound like it’s only related to romance it certainly doesn’t have to be!

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Interest rates and the Modern CFO

CFO Talks

In the dynamic world of financial management, few decisions hold as much weight and consequence as those surrounding interest rates. As the custodians of a company’s financial health and strategic vision, modern Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) must navigate the complex landscape of monetary policy with precision and foresight. Recently, the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to maintain interest rates has had significant implications not only for the economic landscape but also fo

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Interim Budget 2024-25: The BIG Picture

CFO News

Finance expert Robin Banerjee evaluates the Union Budget 2024, emphasizing long-term planning, infrastructure focus, fiscal responsibility, and sector-specific strategies. While praising positive moves, he points out areas that need more attention for a comprehensive economic uplift.

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Long-time I Bond investors face a tax time bomb

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com U.S.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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PodChats for FutureCFO: The evolving partner role of finance in 2024

Future CFO

In recent years, the role of chief financial officer (CFO) has never been more challenging as it is fulfilling for those who hold this position. From geopolitical uncertainties to changing market dynamics, from technological innovations that are paving the way for new business models, and from calamitous weather disturbances that are reminding business leaders about the importance of addressing climate change today for a sustainable future tomorrow, the CFO has an important seat in directing the

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How to put finance business partnering puzzle together?

Fpanda Club

Finance business partnering is not a new concept and has been around for a while. Well, not just for a while, for more than 60 years. “ The success …depends on the extent to which finance men are capable of looking outside finance and playing an active, rather than a passive, role in the business. ” — S. R. Harding, F.C.A., (Royal Dutch/Shell Group), 1963.

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BlackLine: Finance need to be aware of these GenAI adoption challenges

Future CFO

Editor’s note: GenAI adoption is touted to bring benefits to enterprises and their finance functions. Nikhil Parambath (pictured), Regional Vice-President, Asia at BlackLine, shares with FutureCFO audiences major GenAI adoption challenges and how CFOs could overcome them. Nikhil Parambath, Regional Vice-President, Asia at BlackLine FutureCFO: What’s the sentiment towards GenAI adoption in Asia Pacific?

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Yellen backs legislation to avert AI threat to financial stability

CFO Dive

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

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Why You May Need an Audit – and What You Should Get Instead

The Charity CFO

Does the idea of a financial audit on your nonprofit leave you feeling nervous? For many nonprofits, a full financial audit can help ensure the accuracy of their financial recordkeeping. However, it can also feel invasive and overwhelming. Just the word itself can sound scary. Luckily, not all financial situations require an audit. A reduced scope of attestation (or reduced scope of work) could be a better option for your organization.

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How To Streamline Finance Operations Through Automation

Speaker: Claire Grosjean

In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance professionals are under increasing pressure to optimize operations and drive strategic value. As a result, automation has become a core part of business strategy, offering unprecedented opportunities to streamline operations and drive efficiency. Join esteemed global finance and operations executive, Claire Grosjean, for a comprehensive guide on how to harness automation’s power through strategic collaboration with functional leaders.

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The Seven Samurai: How Big Tech Rescued the Market in 2023!

Musings on Markets

I was planning to finish my last two data updates for 2024, but decided to take a break and look at the seven stocks (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Tesla) which carried the market in 2023. While I will use the "Magnificent Seven" moniker attached by these companies by investors and the media, my preference would have been to call them the Seven Samurai.

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RBI holds repo rate steady at 6.5%, forecasts 7% GDP growth and 4.5% Inflation for FY25

CFO News

The RBI maintains another pause and keeps the rates unchanged at 6.5 per cent in the monetary policy which began on February 6 and concluded on February 8.

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CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

CFO Dive

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.

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A Modern Nonprofit Podcast: A Different Approach to Earned Income for Nonprofits

The Charity CFO

John Renouard is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization, WHOlives. Like many nonprofit entrepreneurs, John’s career path wasn’t centered around becoming a 501c(3) director. For him, the journey truly started after he became curious about his son’s humanitarian and missionary work in Africa. The curiosity drove him and his wife to travel extensively through Mexico, Central America, and South America before diving deeper into exploration with a trip to Africa.

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Empowering Business Travel: The CFOs Guide

Business travel is more than just a line item. It’s a strategic opportunity to align with your company’s goals and empower your employees. With 60% of employees dissatisfied with the ease of booking and modifying travel plans, there’s a significant opportunity to improve travel management. This one-pager explores how to transform travel into a powerful tool for organizational success.

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Fact, Situation, Feeling – Using The Iceberg Follow-Up Model To Connect With And Motivate Clients

Nerd's Eye View

The need for financial professionals to ask prospects and clients questions has a long history in the industry. In earlier days, questions simply facilitated the process of gathering information in order to open accounts and recommend the appropriate products to be sold. However, as the industry evolved from being primarily transaction-based to relationship-based, it has become increasingly important for advicers to become less sales-oriented and more focused on how they can better develop deep,

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Paytm crisis: The silence of the board

CFO News

RBI has defended its action against Paytm Payments Banks and the countdown has begun. But why did Paytm payments Bank board members keep quiet? What if RBI would have invited a board and chosen a different path? Here is my note.

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Fed pivots to considering when to cut main interest rate: Powell

CFO Dive

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.

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MiB: David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital

Barry Ritholtz

 This week, we speak with David Einhorn. president of Greenlight Capital. He launched the value-oriented in 1996. Since inception, Greenlight has generated about 13% annually, and ~290o% total return versus the S&P500’s 1117% total and 9.5% annual returns. He famously shorted Allied Capital in the 2ooos and Lehman Brothers about a year before it collapsed into bankruptcy in 2008.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (February 10-11)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of "Weekend Reading For Financial Planners" – this week's edition kicks off with the news that a recent survey sponsored by CFP Board demonstrates the upsides of a career in financial planning, from a median salary of nearly $200,000 to flexible work schedules and a strong sense of purpose among advisors. In addition, related research suggests further opportunities for firms looking to acquire and retain talent, from providing a greater sense of autonomy to bu

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Schneider Electric India appoints Preeti Gupta Mohanty as Group CFO

CFO News

Preeti Gupta Mohanty takes on the role of Group CFO at Schneider Electric India, leveraging over 20 years of diverse finance experience in FMCG, consulting, and industry, with notable achievements in strategic leadership.

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Clorox says it incurred $49M in costs from 2023 cyberattack

CFO Dive

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

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Retail as a Service

Barry Ritholtz

Back in the bad old days of mainframes, “Time-sharing” was how computing power and database storage were provided to the large corporations that could afford it. Computing was less the purchase of goods than a service. The modern cloud-based era has seen the rise of “Software as a service” (SaaS).1 This approach was based on the idea that it was more cost-effective for the consumer and more efficient (and profitable) for the provider to offer computing operations as services instead of physicall

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Navigating the Automation Landscape: Selecting Tools That Fit Your Business

Speaker: Gary Dmitriev

Our upcoming webinar aims to demystify the process of selecting and implementing automation tools for financial institutes. This session will provide your roadmap for vetting potential solutions, focusing on due diligence, vendor assessments, and aligning technology with strategic goals. We’ll also address the critical issue of innovation fatigue, offering tips on maintaining enthusiasm and momentum for new initiatives.

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The Latest In Financial #AdvisorTech (February 2024)

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome to the February 2024 issue of the Latest News in Financial #AdvisorTech – where we look at the big news, announcements, and underlying trends and developments that are emerging in the world of technology solutions for financial advisors! This month's edition kicks off with the news that financial planning software platform RightCapital has launched a workflow management tool called RightFlows to help advisors manage and assign steps in the financial planning process to team members

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GST authorities issue notices over input tax credit discrepancies

CFO News

GST authorities have issued notices to companies for discrepancies in input tax credit claims, prompting scrutiny of annual returns against monthly filings. Notices under Section 150 of the CGST Act demand explanations for "short reporting" of ITC. However, businesses argue that some notices lack verification, imposing undue compliance burdens.

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

CFO Dive

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

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MIT Sloan Investment Conference

Barry Ritholtz

Hey, I am heading up to Boston today for the annual MIT Sloan Investment Conference. Its’ always a fascinating time (I usually depart with some quality swag!). I will be on a panel discussing Macroeconomics with former Fed Economist Claudia Sahm. I am looking forward to meeting Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.