2023

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2024: Business and Finance Ahead of Us

CFO News

Explore the optimistic financial forecast for India in 2024 by seasoned finance expert Robin Banerjee. From increased loan availability to a rising stock market, Banerjee provides insights into the potential economic landscape. However, he cautions against global risks that could impact India's trajectory.

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Next-gen CFOs: Forging a new path

CFO Dive

The finance chief has long been more than a routine number-cruncher. For Gen Z, the route to the CFO chair will likely better reflect the role’s complexity.

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Investing Behavioral Hacks

Barry Ritholtz

Markets screamed higher yesterday after a benign CPI report showed a 0.0% monthly price increase and inflation falling to 3.2% year over year. After a big gap opening, latecomers piled in; many had been sitting on the sidelines following a challenging 2022, while others got panicked out during the 10% October drawdown. It was a classic fear-driven error, a combination of bad market timing and poor impulse control.

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CFOs keep focus on tech, profitability: Grant Thornton

CFO Dive

As CFOs seek to boost profits while balancing rising operating costs, a tailored digital transformation strategy is critical, Grant Thornton’s Paul Melville says.

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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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The Day the Treasury Topped

The Reformed Broker

The parabolic spike in 2-year Treasury bond rates this winter ended with a crescendo on Thursday, March 9th and Friday March 10th. That week, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank had thoroughly spooked the markets and convinced traders that the Federal Reserve would be forced to start downshifting its hiking cycle and the accompanying hawkish rhetoric.

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Talent tops 2024 CFO risks: Protiviti

CFO Dive

Risks relating to talent shortages, inflation and generative AI remain top of mind for finance chiefs as they look forward to 2024, Protiviti’s survey found.

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Slowing U.S. Economy, State by State

Barry Ritholtz

We spend way too much time trying to predict the future (especially this time of year). Rather than engage in futility, let’s look at the coincident indexes in all 50 states over the past 3 months, via the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (October 2023). Note: I have been occasionally eyeballing this map since 2008 , and it does a good job of showing the overall trend of the economy (on an obvious lag).

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Most economists put odds of recession at 50% or less: NABE

CFO Dive

A report Tuesday of declining job vacancies bolstered optimism that the labor market will cool without pushing up unemployment much beyond the 3.9% level in October.

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5-year TIPS reopening gets real yield of 1.832%, highest in 14 years

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury just announced results of its $19 billion offering of a reopened 5-year TIPS, CUSIP 91282CGW5, and investors should be pleased. This 4-year, 10-month Treasury Inflation-Protected Security got an auctioned real yield of 1.

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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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Cleared Derivatives Cyber Event

Reval

ION Cleared Derivatives, a division of ION Markets, experienced a cybersecurity event commencing. The post Cleared Derivatives Cyber Event appeared first on ION.

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94 Percent of Indian CFOs bullish on nation's economic future, reveals Deloitte Survey

CFO News

Indian CFOs exhibit unparalleled confidence in their nation's economic future, with 94 percent expressing optimism, in stark contrast to the 30 percent among their Asian counterparts. Deloitte's APAC CFO Survey 2023 sheds light on this disparity, emphasizing India's financial leadership and the evolving role of CFOs in the region.

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Lamborghini's Best Year Ever, Again: Q&A With CFO Paolo Poma

Global Finance

Are luxury cars untouched by economic slowdown and inflation? The latest results from Italian luxury automaker Lamborghini suggests so. CFO Paolo Poma believes the company can even improve its profitability, despite economic headwinds. Global Finance spoke with Poma—who has been managing director and CFO since 2017—when he recently visited New York.

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ChatGPT: The Origins, the Hype, the Opportunity

CFA Institute

For most investment managers, ChatGPT represents the starting whistle in a tech arms race many had hoped to avoid.

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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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Remote work erodes productivity by 4%: NY Fed

CFO Dive

Employees who worked remotely before the pandemic continue to be 8% less productive than their peers who worked in the office before the onset of COVID-19, the New York Fed found in a case study.

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ChatGPT fails accounting class

CFO Dive

ChatGPT has met its match in an accounting course, with students scoring an overall average of 76.7%, compared to ChatGPT’s score of 47.4%, according to research from Brigham Young University.

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For GenAI-backed accounting, CFOs can’t ‘learn as you go’

CFO Dive

CFOs need to develop a business-wide plan for GenAI’s use, create clear data practices and ensure accountability to incorporate the technology into accounting effectively.

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Down rounds could be ‘lightning rod’ for CFO action

CFO Dive

Despite their stigma, down rounds can help CFOs get the financial buffer they need to weather economic dips and set the company back on a course toward growth.

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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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Unlocking the ‘right’ combination to digital transformation

CFO Dive

Only 34% of large companies showed signs of being strategic about their technology investments in financial disclosures, according to a recent report from Deloitte.

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CFOs to combat downturn with more automation

CFO Dive

CFOs should think about automation as an “additional teammate” in their financial departments as they look to push digital transformation initiatives forward in the new year.

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4 CFO tips for spurring growth through innovation: McKinsey

CFO Dive

More than eight out of 10 CEOs believe innovation is key to outperformance, but only 6% are satisfied with their companies’ track record in creativity, McKinsey said.

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Tesla CFO sells shares as Musk draws new scrutiny

CFO Dive

A spotlight is on the EV maker as investors weigh recent controversial comments from CEO Elon Musk and a lukewarm launch of its Cybertruck product.

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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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IRS issues NFT tax guidance

CFO Dive

The IRS seeks comment on NFTs’ treatment under the newly proposed tax guidance as regulators and lawmakers consider the future of cryptocurrency and digital asset spaces.

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CFOs lower growth expectations, cut costs: Deloitte

CFO Dive

Finance leaders are less willing to take on new risks and less optimistic about their companies’ financial prospects as their CEOs urge them to continue slashing costs.

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AI champions pitch use cases for CFOs: Workday conference

CFO Dive

“We’re moving to a world with massive amounts of data, massive complexity of data, and data that is continuously changing, and that’s where AI comes in,” said tech executive Rohit Gupta.

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Finance staff digital skills outstrip leadership: study

CFO Dive

As AI and automation continue to advance, the digital skills of finance staffs are outstripping those of senior executives — leading to challenges managing and engaging skilled talent.

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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.