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Sponsored by Aon Hewitt
December 01, 2010
As the economy begins to show signs of recovery, companies with cash reserves are relaxing their focus on controlling costs and returning to growth strategies. Transaction activity has been on the rise since mid-2009 thanks, in part, to easing … more »
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Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland
September 29, 2010
Finance executives at European firms express concern over their companies' ability to respond to the challenges of a post-recession world, especially ongoing weakness in sales, competition for both credit and capital, varied rates of recovery in … more »
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Sponsored by Liberty Mutual
August 31, 2010
A string of high-profile disasters--the financial meltdown, the Gulf oil spill, and even an erupting Icelandic volcano--has drawn risk management to the center of attention in recent years. The stakes for managing risk successfully are high indeed, … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
May 11, 2010
The third annual Global Business & Spending Monitor research program explores how senior finance executives plan to help position their companies for future growth as the world economy improves and the spending and investment decisions their … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
April 22, 2010
CFO Research recently published Getting Focused, Getting Ahead: Finance executives on managing leaner organizations equipped for growth, a report which documents how the economic downturn has affected mid-size companies and the steps their … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
March 09, 2010
The late-2000s recession is the deepest and most sustained economic crisis since the Great Depression. This research examines how finance executives at mid-size companies have weathered the downturn and explores their views on how they will manage … more »
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Sponsored by Crowe Horwath, LLP
March 02, 2010
In parallel surveys, a "perception gap" is revealed between board members' favorable assessment of finance's information reporting and finance executives' own more-critical self-evaluation. Finance executives, while indicating that they are doing an … more »
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Sponsored by Ernst & Young
January 14, 2010
IT complexity at banks has always been unparalleled--but heightened reporting and analysis requirements in the wake of a serious financial crisis are pressing banks' IT systems to the limit. CFO Research Services interviewed senior finance, risk, … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
May 12, 2009
In the second annual Global Business & Spending Monitor research program, we survey senior finance executives around the world on their changing priorities amid economic distress. Survey results reveal that companies are changing and adapting their … more »
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Sponsored by FM Global
April 22, 2009
Global sourcing, supply-chain reengineering, and other sourcing practices undoubtedly help companies reduce costs and improve efficiency. But these practices can also carry a hidden cost: increased exposure to the risk of supply-chain disruption. … more »
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Sponsored by Expense Reduction Analysts
April 20, 2009
For this study, CFO Research Services surveyed senior finance executives at midsize companies on their plans, priorities, and challenges for general and administrative (G&A) cost management over the next year. The results of our survey show that … more »
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Sponsored by Deloitte
February 26, 2009
With constant reminders of climate changes and renewed concerns about the environment, companies are bracing themselves for increased regulatory scrutiny. What are leading companies doing now to pave the way toward a sustainable enterprise? And what … more »
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Sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle
January 27, 2009
What role does finance play in environmental sustainability initiatives? Does finance have the tools and frameworks it needs to evaluate, measure, and report on these initiatives? Our research reveals that the finance functionýs most prominent role … more »
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Senior executives on governance, uncertainty, and performance amid a global banking crisis
Sponsored by Ernst & Young
January 13, 2009
A Report Prepared in collaboration with Ernst and Young

What actions are banks around the world taking to recover from the current financial turmoil? CFO Research Services interviewed senior finance and risk executives at global financial … more »
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Sponsored by Towers Perrin
November 18, 2008
Just before the U.S. financial crisis began to pick up steam in late September, CFO Research fielded a survey to finance executives to gauge their thoughts on the financial turmoil. Our respondents were prescient about the global dimensions of the … more »
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