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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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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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Mid-Marketers Want Congress to Take Action on Tax Reform

If the U.S. middle market—which employs 32 million people—were a country, it would have the 4th largest GDP in the world, according to commercial lender CIT. In addition, it takes in more than $6 trillion in revenues and creates 25% of all U.S. jobs. Based on its size, it would not be difficult for the middle market to effect change, and when it comes to corporate taxes, that’s exactly what the collective group is trying to do.

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Post-GE, How Dodd-Frank Will Affect the FinServ Market in 2015

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt has some very specific reasons for launching a vast restructuring of the American industrial giant that will have the firm sell off GE Capital and exiting the financial services industry. But many of the forces that prompted Immelt’s major strategic move also afflict other financial-services companies, and these pressures aren’t going away.

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What is “Marketplace Lending?”

“Marketplace lending” describes a set of market-making services that match individual borrowers to lenders through an online platform that underwrites the loan and facilitates the transaction without the involvement of traditional banks or credit card companies.

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