October 21, 2016
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Synopsis: The most recent Duke and CFO Business Outlook Survey polled over 1,200 senior finance executives for how they would react to political uncertainty. In particular, respondents were asked about investments following a Clinton election or a Trump election, and their strategies with regards to Brexit.
Key Quote: “Finance executives responding to the survey also project corporate earnings will rise by 7.3% over the next 12 months. But they were slightly less optimistic about their own firms’ performance in the same time frame.”
Synopsis: Every year companies develop new strategies or refine old ones that weren’t working. The process happens over and over, but something still goes wrong. Often, it is hard to pinpoint where things went awry. This article explores three potential root causes for failed execution of strategies.
Key Quote: “The result: change fails to take root after implementation; people revert to their old ways; and organizations do not build the capabilities to sustain the new way of working.”
Synopsis: A new report from Deutsche Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed financial managers for their strategies when acclimating to changing macroeconomic conditions. With so many risk factors and a constantly changing market, these leaders provided some insight into their investment strategies.
Key Quote: “Their investment strategies are also impacted by the issue of currency risks and inflation, both cited by about a fifth of survey respondents as a top macroeconomic concern.”
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