Finance

SPONSORED CONTENT: How Do Stakeholders Make Investment Decisions? The IR Website’s Critical Role

With 75% of institutional investors and analysts using corporate websites on a weekly basis, it’s critical your company’s IR website engages stakeholders and effectively communicates your company’s roadmap for generating both profit and sustained growth.

Mid-Market Companies are More Willing to Sell Themselves to Private Equity Buyers

More mid-market companies are willing to sell themselves to a private equity buyer today. These private equity firms are increasingly interested in the middle market, and in contrast with corporate buyers, can often offer more flexible deals.

Companies Expect Intellectual Property Theft to Rise, with Insiders Posing the Biggest Threat

Cyber attacks are often associated with the theft of money, customer data or the disruption of company procedures. Now, senior executives are becoming increasingly concerned about the security of what is arguably a far more important asset: their intellectual property.

American Directors are Warming to Activist Investors

Activist investors tend to cause headaches for CEOs and company directors, yet it appears that many of them don't seem to mind all the extra scrutiny,

In Complex Sectors, Rely on Three Secrets to M&A Success

Following a competitive bidding war earlier this year, Alaska-Virgin America secured its spot alongside Delta, United and American Airlines within the pantheon of the top-five largest U.S. carriers. Pair this with a trio of healthcare deals worth a combined $45 billion—involving big names like Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie and Sanofi—and Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.6 billion, it’s clear that the M&A boom has been reignited.

Absent an “Edge,” the Best M&A Strategy May Be Abstinence

Imagine the president of your largest business unit slips into your office at the end of the day. As you know, margins are down and she’s sweating blood for every iota of market share. Now she has a proposal for a bold move that could take the company to the next level.

How CEOs Can Navigate the Crazy World of Negative Interest Rates

Managing cash holdings used to be a relatively simple matter of plonking money in the bank and watching it earn a modest return. Now, the whole world of liquidity management is seemingly turning upside down, forcing CEOs and their treasurers to consider different investment strategies to avoid being punished for saving.

The Wells Fargo Settlement has Some Asking When CEOs are Accountable

Wells Fargo announced last week that it would pay $5 million to customers and $185 million in penalties to settle a fraud case where regulators said the bank pushed customers into fee-generating accounts they never requested.

All Staff Must be Risk Managers: A CEO Explains

For a man heading a bank plagued by a series of scandals, Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan appears to be avoiding a common mistake made by leaders of companies stung by poor workplace cultures or rogue employees. He hasn't fallen into the micromanagement trap.

Why Manufacturers Need a ‘Working Capital’ Strategy to Grow

Manufacturers may need to do a better job of thinking about how best to manage their cash and working capital.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

July 2017: Are CEOs in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Holding Pattern?

Since March, when CEO confidence was at its highest in the last 12 months (7.41 on a...

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