January, 2023

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Why Inflation Has Been Falling…

The Big Picture

It may surprise you to learn that during this cycle of falling inflation, there seems to be little correlation with rising Fed Rates. This is very counter-intuitive but it makes sense when you consider what an aberrational and unusual cycle this has been.

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Stop Worrying About All Those Tech Layoffs…

The Big Picture

I wanted to drop a quick note about the endless spate of layoff announcements — and why you should (mostly) ignore them.

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CFOs zero in on digital transformation

CFO Dive

Finance leaders are still prioritizing digital transformation even as they face economic headwinds

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Companies face data privacy maze, skills gap

CFO Dive

CFOs could be under increased pressure this year to focus on privacy, as new state laws come into effect

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Connect, Care, Convert: Secrets to Establishing Trust with Niche Markets and Turning Them Into Clients

Speaker: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, is here to give you insights into the consumer mindset along with proven strategies for nurturing trust and client-building in underserved markets.

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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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10 years under EMIR and it may change again…

Simply Treasury

EMIR, reminder EMIR stands for “European Market Infrastructure Regulation” and has been passed on December 19th, 2012 and enacted on March 15th, 2013. The European Market Infrastructure Regulation is an EU regulation aimed at reducing systemic counterparty and operational risk and thereby prevent future financial system collapses. Its focus is regulation of over the counter (OTC) derivatives, central counterparties, and trade repositories.

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ChatGPT is everything you wanted Bitcoin to be

The Reformed Broker

Bitcoin is a middling technology that, 15 years after its introduction to the world, still does not have a single legitimate use case in the developed world where it’s the best possible solution to a problem.

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Fractional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Services Benefit Life Sciences Companies

Navigator SAP

Early-stage life sciences companies often face unique financial challenges as they work to bring their products to market. From securing funding to managing research and development costs, these companies need access to experienced financial expertise.

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Wait for it

The Reformed Broker

I had a bit of a flashback last night to the year 2000, sitting in my office after hours watching JDS Uniphase collapse on the heels of its conference call after reporting “better than expected” earnings for the quarter.

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Rethinking Growth: The Fight to Become and Stay Profitable

Speaker: Aleksey Krylov, CFA - Chief Financial Officer at CytoImmune Therapeutics

Join Aleksey Krylov, corporate finance expert and CFO at CytoImmune Therapeutics, for an insightful overview of working capital management and managing profitability.

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Freudenschaude

The Big Picture

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all the rest of the seasonal glad tidings for you and yours in 2023.

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5 CFO tips for boosting tech ROI

CFO Dive

CFOs are overhauling their technology budgets as inflation, slumping economic growth and other external forces jeopardize their earnings targets

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#FA Success Ep 318: From So Many Clients To So Few: Transitioning From Retail Brokerage To The Multi-Family Office, With Ali Swart

CFO News Room

Welcome back to the 318th episode of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast ! My guest on today’s podcast is Ali Swart.

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Your Song (Is For Sale)

Corporate Finance

Any stream of cash flows can potentially be sold for the present value of its cash flows. And one of the biggest cash flows being sold recently is an artist's song catalog. The owner of a song catalog receives the cash flows from the royalty paid whenever a song is played.

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Book of Secrets for the Month-End Close

Developing a consistent month-end close doesn’t need to be a mystery. We’re sharing our top 10 secrets (plus one bonus!) for streamlining your close.

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What Is SAP Business Planning and Consolidation?

Navigator SAP

SAP is one of the leading providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s better than similar services in its category; SAP even outperforms Oracle ERP

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This Week on TRB

The Reformed Broker

Hung with my friends Haley Sacks (Mrs. Dow Jones), Pat McAuliffe (Barstool Sports) and Gabe Walker (PRE.VEYOR) at the Knicks game this week. That’s after doing Closing Bell from the NYSE and then a quick slice at Joe’s Pizza (“Famous Since 1975).

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How Do Active Managers Invest Their Own Money?

The Big Picture

Fascinating discussion this morning from Robin Powell. He points to a research note from Kings College where the authors surveyed active managers about how they were responding to the shift in favor from active to passive fund management over the past decade or two.

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CEOs brace for recession, CFOs eye costs

CFO Dive

C-suite leaders remain focused on weathering a coming recession, but slowing wage growth and inflation is sparking a shift in cost optimization strategies

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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Musings on Markets: Data Update 3 for 2023: Inflation and Interest Rates

CFO News Room

If 2022 was an unsettling year for equities, as I noted in my second data post, it was an even more tumultuous year for the bond market.

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It Was In My Other Pocket

Corporate Finance

Have you ever been short on money and gone through your clothes, only to find a $20 bill that you had forgotten about? We are sure that you were relieved. The same thing just happened to cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which filed for bankruptcy back in November.

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What Implementing ERP Means for CFOs

Navigator SAP

Chief financial officers often play a starring role in business these days. CFO ERP Implementation

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Think you have it bad?

The Reformed Broker

If you’re a financial advisor or a fund manager and you weren’t down 20% last year, you won, basically. The S&P fell into a 20% bear market while the Nasdaq crashed almost 40%. Bonds were down double digits as an asset class.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

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Observations to Start 2023

The Big Picture

Welcome to 2023! Let’s jump into the new year with some fresh observations, some of which are quite surprising: • Astronomical Measures of Time Are Unrelated to Investing : 2023 – a new year! It is natural to hope the flipping of the calendar brings something new and different. But why?

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How CFOs can purge quiet quitters

CFO Dive

As finance leaders grapple with labor shortages and talent woes, establishing a strong culture of performance management is key, a Stanton Chase executive says

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China: House Divided | AIER

CFO News Room

There have been claims that China’s enormous economic growth and widely shared prosperity are the result of turning to capitalism. I think this is not true; China is not capitalist.

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List of Layoff Announcements So Far in 2023

The Finance Weekly

While 2023 has just started, the economic turbulence that has carried over from 2022 is as strong as ever. We are only a few weeks into the year and there have already been some massive layoff announcements from big companies such as Amazon and Salesforce. In 2022, more than 120 large U.S.

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