This Week in Corporate Finance: Fed Tapering Starting Soon?
The drumbeat continues for an improving U.S. economy and the question on everybody’s mind is, “When will the Federal Reserve begin their tapering operation?” We received a near-perfect trifecta of information this week causing some to ponder, “Is this the elusive Goldilocks economy?”
Political Uncertainty Leaves Finance Execs Reluctant to Spend
In three surveys conducted by AFP over the past few months, financial professionals indicated that one of the barriers to greater, more steady economic growth is the reality and perception that leaders in Washington are unable to reach consensus on a number of issues impacting the United States.
Credit Rating Upstart Aims to Compete with Big Three
The unreliability of the Big Three credit rating agencies—Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch—has prompted rating organizations from five countries to form a new global agency. SR Rating, CARE Ratings, GCR, CPR and MARC announced that they will launch their new agency, ARC Ratings, November 20 in London.
Making the Most of Your Treasury Workstation
In a session last week at the 2013 AFP Annual Conference, treasurers discussed how they accessed the full potential of their treasury workstations. Susan Albonetti, assistant treasurer for the University of Cincinnati, noted that new treasury responsibilities led her team to evaluate its treasury workstation to determine whether it could handle additional requirements.
Bloomberg Exec: Sustainability Disclosures Are 'When, Not If
The Executive Institute at last week’s 2013 AFP Annual Conference concluded with a look at a very specific brand of leadership—spearheading an effort to make a business more sustainable. In a luncheon address, Curtis Ravenel, Director, Global Sustainability Strategy Group, Bloomberg, L.P., discussed how he reshaped his company’s internal sustainability efforts.