The Economist's CFO Summit 2013 Risk Panel


Leveraging Risk: A look at how leading organisations balance mounting risks with strategic growth

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Hot Topic: Cost Leadership

Today's heads of finance must not only ensure that financial records are beyond reproach, but also use their unique insight to drive growth within the business.
The Big Data revolution presents a unique opportunity for all businesses and CFOs need to be at the heart of it. Big data has been described as being like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, and everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims that they are doing it too
The role of the CFO is increasingly coming to the fore. Gone are the days when finance was merely expected to balance the books and ensure compliance. The modern CFO is no longer fighting for a place at the board table, but is seated next to the CEO and is expected to contribute to the business’ strategic growth.
The 4C offers latest industry predictions for 2014 ranging from business, procurement, politics to technology and online retailing.

Hot Topic: Industry Insights

With a recent study revealing that almost a third of the FTSE 100 have used the same auditor for more than 20 years, Antony Ray makes the case for increased procurement involvement.
Since the Prime Minister’s announcement of his intention to hold a referendum on the future of the UK’s relationship with the European Union, questions around the impact of a possible change have seldom been far from the minds of businesses and the media alike. But what would the impact be on procurement?
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In the globalised economy we have come to take the long supply chain from the Far East to Europe for granted. What would the closure of the Suez canal mean for businesses?