Why CFOs Shouldn’t Come From Public Accounting
Make the controller responsible for accounting and the CFO for financing — and have them report separately to the CEO, an ex-finance executive advises.
Visible CFOs Linked to Lower Stock Volatility
A company providing souped-up sentiment analyses for earnings calls and central-bank speeches spots the trend.
Traders May Be Profiting From Leaks of U.S. Data
The European Central Bank finds evidence of “substantial informed trading” in advance of the official release of macroeconomic announcements.
First Data Decline Fuels $553M Loss for KKR
KKR's largest private-equity holding lost 19% of its value in the first quarter, part of a 0.9% depreciation in KKR's private-equity portfolio.
SEC Fixing Edgar Flaw
The SEC's process for disseminating Form 4 filings is being tweaked in order to level the playing field for investors.
The Search for Suspect Accounting
Analytical models from academia and the SEC could help expose everything from poor-quality earnings to outright fraud.
Four Ways High Share Price Companies Can Boost Value
Most executives always think their share price should be higher, but coming to grips with high valuation can lead to productive strategic decisions.