Acquirers Again Underperformed the Broader Market in 2019
Dealmakers' share-price performance trailed the MSCI World Index by five points, and deal volume sank as tensions left companies in wait-and-see mode.
Pension Plans’ Struggles Continue Despite Big Investment Gains
While 2019 was a banner year for returns, low interest rates prevented plan sponsors from meaningfully improving their funded states.
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Dec. 27
Mattel, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nielsen, BCG Partners, Akerna, Birks Group, Visteon, Western Health
Private Capital Aimed at Distressed Businesses in 2020
With a recession potentially looming, venture capital and private equity funds seek to pick up troubled assets from lenders on the cheap.
Buy, Build, Spin: How IAC Supercharges Shareholder Value
The media conglomerate most recently announced its plan to spin off its flagship Match Group to access the heightened value of a "pure play."
How CFOs Can Help Control Health Care Costs
CFOs should challenge HR leaders on whether employees can afford costlier benefits, promote provider differentiation, and negotiate health care contracts.
Threat of Health Care ‘Cadillac Tax’ Set to Vanish
Congress, White House include a repeal of the excise tax in 2020 funding legislation that's expected to be signed into law by Friday.
Do Clawback Policies Accomplish Their Desired Purpose?
They may, but new research surprisingly suggests that clawbacks may also prompt managers to drive down their companies' effective tax rates.
CEO Pay Is Higher When the CFO Is Newly Hired
Research suggests finance chiefs are prone in early years on the job to "manage earnings," perhaps because of compensation-motivated pressure from the boss.
Avoiding the ‘Robocalypse’
Will robots eventually take over the economy by performing most jobs? Here are a pair of contradictory visions.
5 Priorities for Moving Ahead with AI in 2020
Companies are coming to grips with the notion that they can't deploy artificial intelligence at scale as quickly as they had expected, research suggests.