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Amid Global Market Storms, it’s Critical to Stay Ahead of the Pension Risk Curve

While markets reacted to China’s recent decision to devalue its currency, and as stocks swooned, the Chinese government announced that the nation’s pension funds had been approved to invest in stocks for the first time in history. Such milestones—along with plummeting oil prices and fiscal woes in emerging markets—add layers of complexity to the issues faced by plan sponsors. Now more than ever, it is time for CEOs to have strategic discussions with their CFOs about pension risk management and what steps they should take, not only in the face of market upheaval, but also in light of some new data that adds further dimension.

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Should You be Hiring a ‘Chief Accounting Officer’?

Thanks to more stringent monitoring and regulation of corporate financial statements, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of American companies adding a “chief accounting officer” to the C-suite. The purpose of the CAO is to assist the CFO in all aspects of accounting and regulatory compliance.   

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A Surge in VC Funding Is Putting Large and Mid-Market Company CEOs to the Test

CEOs and business owners should beware: with a fresh round of VC funding, startups are popping up like weeds in a lawn. As a result, large and mid-market businesses are finding themselves being surprisingly disrupted. Our advice to all CEOs: be prepared to counter this trend.

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A 5 Question Quiz for Any Board Considering a Tax Inversion Deal

You may have thought this trend was behind us, but “tax inversion” acquisitions are still going on across America’s borders, despite U.S.-government efforts to curb them. As a result, many boards are still faced with the difficult choice between shareholder value and patriotism.

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CEOs Await Decision on Whether Government Will Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

The shut-down of the U.S. Export-Import Bank is hurting some global businesses and, as a result, some CEOs badly want to see Congressional reauthorization soon. But the conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives who want to permanently pull the plug on the Ex-Im Bank insist that its demise will be better for free-market capitalism overall.

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More Companies Are Taking Advantage of New Crowdfunding Equity

Mid-market company chiefs and startup entrepreneurs should be two of the main beneficiaries of new federal rules making it easier for businesses to raise equity privately. “Reg A” allows companies to issue up to $50 million in private equity, up from the government’s previous cap of $5 million, and also provides a state-coordinated review for offerings of up to $20 million.

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Cash for Buybacks Is Causing Traditional Corporate Investments to Wane

As all remnants of the recession fade away, corporate coffers are beginning to fill up with cash,  and pressure is being put on CEOs and business owners to do something with that liquidity other than simply sit on it. But are they making the right decisions?

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5 Lessons From the TV Show ‘Shark Tank’ on Successfully Approaching Investors

ABC’s Shark Tank, which depicts owners of garage and kitchen startups pitching their request for investment capital to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders such as Mark Cuban, is a runaway success. Your needs may be significantly larger and more complex than the show’s contestants, but nonetheless, there are lessons that can be learned from it on how to approach a potential ...

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