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Summer Reading List Of “Best Books” For Financial Advisors – 2024 Edition

Nerd's Eye View

The first half of 2024 has been a solid start for most advisory firms, with markets enjoying moderate growth (a pleasant follow-through after a particularly strong 2023!), client retention rates remaining robust, and at least a bit of client referral growth trickling in. Which is leading to healthy profit margins at the typical advisory firm, as more and more advisors eye the possibility that AI will produce even more business efficiencies (and stronger profitability) in the year to come.

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Bubble of all bubbles? US economist predicts a 2025 stock market crash, likely worse than 2008 crisis

CFO News

Economist Dent warns of a 2025 stock market crash worse than 2008 crisis, attributing it to artificial bubble building post-Covid pandemic. He analyzes global economies, highlights economic devastation, and predicts a crash driven by inflated asset prices.

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FLSA & Noncompete Changes – What to Know

VCFO

Looming Changes to FLSA Requirements and Noncompete Agreements – The Big Picture for Your Business Two imminent changes in employment regulations could significantly impact your business operations and compliance status. Legal objections have been filed that will impact implementation dates and possibly final form. While the final fate and ultimate form of these proposed changes are yet to be entirely determined, it is highly recommended that you take a proactive approach to assessing the depth

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Hiring a CFO – Do You Need the Tortoise or the Hare?

CFO Selections

Aesop’s fable about the race between the tortoise and the hare provides a story to show how a race is not always for the swiftest. In the business world, some companies are very focused on short-term financial results while others are managing for the very long-term time horizon. Some companies are working to improve their operations and financial results in order to sell the business in a few years, while others are building a business for the next generation of owners.

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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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Small business uncertainty rises as Fed mulls ‘higher-for-longer’ rates

CFO Dive

Fed officials in a meeting Wednesday will likely downgrade from three to two their median projection for the number of quarter-point cuts in the federal funds rate this year, according to futures traders and economists.

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Real yields continue their wild ride

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com If you follow me on Twitter (yes, I still call it Twitter), you might have seen a very recent (June 5) post observing that real yields appeared to be heading back below 2.

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ION becomes approved vendor for equities trading on BSE

Reval

MUMBAI, India – 12 June 2024: ION, a global leader in trading, analytics, The post ION becomes approved vendor for equities trading on BSE appeared first on ION.

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How Nonprofits Can Harness the Power of AI in Marketing

The Charity CFO

Today we welcome Josi Garfield on the Modern Nonprofit Podcast for a topic that is particularly modern – artificial intelligence (AI). As the founder of Branch Out Social , a platform dedicated to empowering nonprofits through social media and marketing strategies, Josi has her finger on the pulse of digital marketing trends. In this conversation, Josi shares how nonprofits can harness the power of AI in their marketing efforts.

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Delivering value beyond compliance with ESG reporting

Future CFO

On 31 July 2023, the European Union (EU) adopted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), requiring EU and non-EU companies with activities in the EU to file annual sustainability reports alongside their financial statements. These reports must be prepared in line with European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). That ESG reporting has moved from a voluntary exercise to mandatory should not come as a surprise.

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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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Alphabet hands new CFO $9.9M sign-on bonus

CFO Dive

The incoming finance chief — Eli Lilly veteran Anat Ashkenazi — was granted the bonus in light of “her prior company’s forfeited compensation,” Alphabet said.

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What is an FUE When Buying S/4HANA Cloud?

Navigator SAP

One of the advantages of SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition is the scalability of the ERP solution. Functionality can be turned on or off and extended depending on the needs of the business, and seat licenses can expand (or be reconfigured) depending on the company’s needs. This inherent ability to expand and reconfigure the ERP solution is where FUE allocation comes into play.

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Debunking QSR Minimum Wage BS: A Follow Up

Barry Ritholtz

@TBPInvictus here A few days ago, Barry and I detailed how unscrupulous bad actors had taken Not Seasonally Adjusted data to falsely claim that California’s new $20/hour minimum wage had cost the state almost 10,000 quick-serve restaurant (QSR) jobs. I wrote: It appears to me that the Journal got that number from BLS. However, BLS only offers the series without seasonal adjustment; this makes a very meaningful difference.

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Innovation Beyond Technology: Q&A With J.P. Morgan Payments’ Lori Schwartz

Global Finance

Lori Schwartz, Global Head of Liquidity & Account Solutions and Digital & Design at J.P. Morgan Payments, discusses fostering innovation within the corporate treasury with Global Finance. GF : How has artificial intelligence affected your organization’s performance in the past year? Lori Schwartz : We are looking at ways to harness the power of such technology to simplify and make our internal processes more efficient.

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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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FASB’s environmental credit rules recall crypto debate

CFO Dive

Like crypto rules FASB recently finalized, the environmental credit accounting standards would provide specific guidance where GAAP is currently silent.

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Unlocking Hyper-growth: Why Your CPG Company Needs SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition Now

Navigator SAP

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, comes pre-configured with industry best practices for Consumer Products companies, allowing for a fit-to-standard implementation.

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Transforming business with digital trade finance

Future CFO

As the world transformed following the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other global market factors, businesses have found themselves navigating around the newness. It has been discussed endlessly over the last few years--how digitalisation stepped in and took the centre stage, almost always dictating how the markets will go and flow and what will thrive and what will not.

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The Blueprint of an AI-First Financial Institution

Global Finance

Financial institutions have been facing tough challenges between economic uncertainty and an unprecedented technology-powered speed of change, especially since the Spring Bank Run of 2023. Banks are now prioritizing four key areas: liquidity management with a balanced portfolio view including commercial real estate (CRE), enterprise protection with anti-fraud and cybersecurity, operational resiliency and sustainability with climate risk and green products.

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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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40% of executives brace for ‘major’ reorganization, including layoffs: PwC

CFO Dive

Companies are reorganizing to fight margin pressure and planning moves that might require wide-ranging operating model changes, executives said.

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May’s inflation report gives the Fed breathing room

Tips Watch

Both all-items and core inflation came in below expectations. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Federal Reserve, which is set to provide future rate predictions this afternoon, got a bit of good news this morning from the May inflation report.

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SAP Gen AI Capabilities Shift into High Gear with New Announcements at SAPPHIRE

Bramasol

With Sapphire now behind us, it is a great time for this Insights series to provide a quick overview of all the AI-related new initiatives from SAP and strategic partners that were announced and/or spotlighted during the event. While each announcement is significant in its own right, the really big story is how all of these pieces are creating a comprehensive fabric of AI-capabilities woven throughout the SAP S/4HANA Cloud-based ecosystem.

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Reorganization Spurs Synergies: Q&A With Citi Commerical Bank’s Raymond Gatcliffe

Global Finance

Head of Commercial Bank in North America at Citi discusses the company’s reorganization of its banking lines with Global Finance. In mid-September, Citi CEO Jane Fraser announced a comprehensive reorganization of the banking giant. Part of the simplified operations model included putting its commercial banking, corporate banking and investment banking businesses under one Banking business line.

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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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Finance teams have so much to gain from AI - here’s why

CFO Dive

Discover how AI is revolutionizing finance by boosting productivity, automating tasks and providing insightful analytics. Learn how CFOs can harness its potential while building trust.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (June 15-16)

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 study found that advisory teams tend to have higher assets under management per advisor, serve wealthier clients on average, and have stronger growth than solo advisors, thanks in part to the efficiencies gained from sharing expertise and back-office support.

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Hyundai unit files for India IPO that could be country's biggest

CFO News

India's second-biggest car maker behind Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai will not issue new shares in the IPO which will involve its South Korean parent selling part of its stake in the wholly owned unit to retail and other investors via a so-called "offer for sale" route.

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Spain: From Red To Black

Global Finance

In the past decade, leaving aside the Covid-19-induced recession, Spain’s economy has performed better than the European average. The year 2024 looks to be no different; Spanish GDP is expected to expand to double the average in the euro area: between 1.9% and 2.1%, according to different estimates, versus a range of 0.8% to 1% for its peers. And this is likely to remain true in 2025 as well.

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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.