The role of CFO in PE-backed companies continues to evolve from accountant to business leader. A group of PE CFOs joined to discuss the biggest challenges facing their success today.
How private equity needs to assess potential chief executive officers and chief financial officers.
Private companies - maintain the status quo or support a tide of change?
Based on a survey of a 140 UK based respondents across Audit Committee Chairs, Board Chairs, CFOs and Audit Partners in the UK. The survey was supplemented with 21 interviews with UK Board Chairs, Audit Committee Chairs, CFOs and Audit Partners aimed at determining what characteristics are needed to lead this key Committee, what the job entails now, and crucially how an Audit Committee Chair can succeed.
A strong relationship between a public company’s chief financial officer and its audit committee is critical if the board is to provide appropriate risk management and compliance oversight.
It should not be controversial to say that all organizations must be capable of some degree of innovation.
Challenged by quick-moving rivals from outside the industry, traditional financial services institutions are looking to remake themselves to meet the expectations of customers who want service that is intuitive, customized and on demand. To find the digital leaders they need to pilot that shift, financial services institutions need to follow these ten best practices.
Banks are becoming data companies and need new leaders in the boardroom and below. Perhaps, not before time, boring banking is starting to make a comeback,” observed John Kay last week in the light of big announcements at Deutsche Bank and HSBC.
Why a long-term commitment to Latin America, despite its volatility and inevitable down cycles, is a winning strategy.
Over the past few months Egon Zehnder has hosted a series of informal gatherings, bringing together senior Finance executives to share views on the changing role of the Corporate Treasurer.