Risk Management


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    Cyberattacks pose biggest business threat, small companies say

    Small businesses in professional services are more concerned about cyber risk than those in manufacturing or other services, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Inflation outruns forecasts, prompting market bets on fewer Fed rate cuts

    Futures traders cut from 56% to 17% the odds that the Fed will conclude 2024 having trimmed the main rate by more than a half percentage point.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from CFO Dive

    Cooling inflation, an M&A rebound and an AI reckoning are among the top forces that could shape the corporate finance world this year.

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Hiring will likely grow even as economy slows in Q2, Q3: Conference Board

    Employment will likely remain strong as the supply and demand for labor gradually come into better balance, economists said.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Nation-state actors drive up cyberthreats

    Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among companies that have recently reported high-profile cyber intrusions attributed to nation-state actors.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Companies fall short on curbing cybersecurity risks from vendors: Moody’s

    Cyberrisks are mounting, with artificial intelligence likely to increase the threat of attack in the short to medium term, Moody’s said.

    By April 8, 2024
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    Deploying AI in accounting poses 12 audit risks: CAQ study

    CFOs see the value of generative artificial intelligence but may not fully grasp its audit risks, according to the Center for Audit Quality.

    By April 5, 2024
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    IRS warns of ‘Dirty Dozen’ worst tax scams to avoid

    The Internal Revenue Service is once again flagging the pandemic-era employee retention credit as a tax claim that it is closely watching.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Powell calls recent inflation, job data high but not game changers for Fed

    The central bank must balance the risks of easing monetary policy too early or too late, Powell said.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Commercial Chapter 11s jump 43% even as distress outlook eases

    Bankruptcy filings have risen for 20 months. The pace wasn’t sustainable in today's strong economy, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Chris Ward says.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Return-to-office delays burden regional bank real estate portfolios

    “There's been a Frankenstein from the pandemic that's been created, and we don't know how to stop it,” TD Bank’s Gregory Carlisle said last week.

    By April 2, 2024
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    AT&T hit with proposed class action suit over massive data breach

    The breach was a “direct result” of AT&T’s failure to implement adequate cybersecurity procedures, the suit alleges.

    By April 2, 2024
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    IPO market strengthens as economy defies recession forecasts: EY

    Investor enthusiasm for artificial intelligence may spur companies to go public in coming months, EY said.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Inflation ‘bursts’ may exceed Fed’s 2% target due to public debt: Brookings

    Policymakers face several inflationary forces, including rising spending on defense and aging populations, economists said in a Brookings paper.

    By March 29, 2024
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    Ford CFO: Bridge collapse will likely ‘lengthen’ supply chain

    The automaker will have to divert parts to other ports along the East Coast or elsewhere in the U.S., Ford’s finance chief said Tuesday.

    By March 27, 2024
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    Open Lending taps CFO for interim CEO, COO

    Open Lending is leaning on its CFO of four years to position it for growth as it prepares for the “inevitable” recovery of the auto lending industry.   

    By March 26, 2024
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    AI scales up fraud controls, but humans still vital

    AI analytics technology is turbocharging anti-fraud measures through its ability to process oceans of financial data.

    By Chris Gaetano • March 26, 2024
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    Tax-free M&A comes in crosshairs of bipartisan Senate legislation

    An effort to scuttle deal-making tax exemptions coincides with signs of life in M&A after a severe slump last year.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Office real estate value likely to plunge 26% through 2025: Moody’s

    An above-average amount of commercial real estate debt will soon mature and property owners will need to refinance at the highest rates in years, Moody’s said.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Companies plan 4.5% pay raises this year, outpacing inflation: Payscale

    As price pressures fall, pay increases will help employees recover from the highest inflation in four decades, Payscale said.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Fed forecasts three, quarter-point rate cuts in 2024, holds main rate steady

    Central bank officials upgraded their projection for 2024 economic growth to 2.1% while predicting unemployment will end the year at 4%.

    By March 20, 2024
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    CFOs play it safe on AI spending

    Close to two-thirds (62%) of CFOs responding to a Deloitte poll anticipated an allocation of less than 1% of their organization’s budget for GenAI next year.

    By March 19, 2024
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    SEC busts company behind $300M crypto Ponzi scheme targeting Latinos

    Under the leadership of Gary Gensler, the SEC has intensified efforts to protect investors involved in what he calls the “Wild West” of crypto assets.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Audit committees rank cybersecurity as top priority amid SEC crackdown

    Cyberattacks are just one of several rapidly changing threats confronting audit committees, according to the Center for Audit Quality and Deloitte.

    By March 14, 2024
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    EU lawmakers pass sweeping AI rules with global reach, stiff penalties

    Penalties include up to €35 million or 7% of a company’s total worldwide annual turnover — whichever is higher — for violations of a ban on “emotion recognition” in the workplace.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Inflation exceeds forecasts, affirming Fed’s caution on initial rate cut

    Futures trading suggested that the odds that policymakers will cut the main interest rate by at least a quarter point on May 1 have plunged to 11% from 52% a month ago.

    By March 12, 2024