CFO Podcasts dig deep into case studies and interviews with subject matter experts in corporate finance. These finance-driven podcast discussions delve further into topics that senior finance executives care about—everything from non-traditional budgeting processes to cloud technology to M&A growth strategies. Our podcast collection provides the insight you expect from CFO in a convenient, portable format for senior finance professionals to enjoy on-the-go.
Battling the Slow-Growth Blues
Tom Conine, the Fairfield University finance professor discusses the financial havoc that being in a slow-growth environment can cause, compromising everything from cash generation to credit lines, price-to-earnings ratio, shareholder return, and working capital.
Conine, also president of financial-training firm TRI Corp., suggested that economic growth, which hasn’t been gangbusters for years, could slow down even more.
CFO Magazine: Climate Change and Insurance
Although climate scientists are now able to identify climate change as a contributing factor in extreme weather events, and predict that hurricanes will continue to get more intense, property insurance underwriters don’t take climate change into account when setting catastrophe insurance premiums. In fact, insurers don’t like to talk about climate change much at all. CFO.com Deputy Editor David M. Katz interviews Deputy Editor David McCann about the insurance industry’s seeming foot-dragging on the climate issue. Why does underwriting assume, even thought the climate is changing, that past weather data predicts future weather patterns? Why are reinsurers a bit more forthcoming on the issue? And why does the typical 12-month term of property insurance policies present a problem?
CFO Magazine: Managing Cyber Risk
Although a brave new world of corporate sharing of cyber threat information is arising, there are still concerns about government involvement. CFO.com Editor in Chief Vincent Ryan interviews Deputy Editor David M. Katz about the challenges that companies face in using the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 to combat hackers, reduce network vulnerabilities, and detect malicious attacks. What kind of data will companies share with the Department of Homeland Security and each other? How will they avoid disclosing customers' personal data? And will the FBI's fight with Apple make companies averse to cooperate?
Fast Money: The Rise of Marketplace Lenders
CFO Magazine Editor in Chief Edward Teach interviews Vincent Ryan of CFO.com about his February 2016 cover story, "Fast Money." Ryan discusses how bloated cost structures, deteriorating credit portfolios, and new regulatory burdens for banks in the wake of the financial crisis opened the door for online, "shadow" lenders like Kabbage, Lending Club, Funding Circle, and Avant.
The two editors also discuss why online lenders can make loans to small businesses when banks can't; how these lenders determine creditworthiness; and whether or not these lenders will survive an economic downturn and increasing regulatory pressures.
CFO Podcast: The Innovative Finance Function in North America
SAP’s Thack Brown is interviewed by CFO Publishing’s Chris Schmidt on the topic of The Innovative Finance Function in North America. Thack discusses the increasing influence of finance professionals, the broadening organizational scope of the finance function, and the biggest challenges facing finance executives in North America.
Thack also comments on business complexity and the rapid pace of change, the value of digitalization and automation, and steps that finance executives should take to prepare their teams for the future.
CFO Podcast: The Innovative Finance Function in Asia Pacific
Richard McLean, SAP’s Regional CFO for Asia Pacific Japan, is interviewed by CFO Publishing’s Chris Schmidt on the topic of The Innovative Finance Function in Asia Pacific. Richard discusses the increasing influence of finance professionals, the broadening organizational scope of the finance function, and the biggest challenges facing finance executives in Asia Pacific.
Richard also comments on business complexity and the rapid pace of change, the value of digitalization and automation, and steps that finance executives should take to prepare their teams for the future.