The View from Inside a Midsize M&A Deal
Principal Financial CFO Deanna Strable gives the lowdown on the firm's recent $1.2 billion acquisition of Wells Fargo's retirement business.
Siloed Usage of New Technologies Thwarts Innovation
"The conventional IT stack wasn’t built for today’s world of analytics, sensors, mobile computing, AI, the internet of things, and billions of devices."
Finance Avoids RPA for Financial Reporting
Finance departments are reluctant to remove humans from the financial reporting progress, but Gartner says that misses opportunities for efficiencies.
Business Leaders Wax Optimistic on North America Trade Deal
A majority of leaders from all three participating countries believe the agreement will be ratified and will produce positive business results.
Deals Made During Downturns Create More Value
While companies are naturally conservative with cash when the economy goes bad, it may be a good time to consider making acquisitions, research suggests.
Performance-Based Pay Comes Under Fire
The Council of Institutional Investors and prominent compensation consultant Farient Advisors both question the wisdom of awarding performance shares.
After 21 Years and a Spinoff, Profitability Finally Arrives
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is in the black for the first time thanks to its complex spinoff of pre-commercial drug development programs.
Is Data Security Risk Crowding Out Other Priorities?
Research into finance executives' concerns consistently finds that they're prioritizing the safety of data above all other matters.
Human Capital’s Big Reveal
Disclosing vital data about a company’s workforce will soon be the norm. Will U.S. businesses fall in line?
Moody’s Deals a Blow to Ford With Credit Downgrade
The automaker's lackluster performance in profit margin and free cash flow leads the credit rating agency to relegate Ford's debt to junk status.
8 Trends Are Putting AI Into Clearer View
Companies are gaining confidence that their use of artificial intelligence is starting to pay off: KPMG study.