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Jan 25, 2016, 10:17 ET

Study: A Troubled and Volatile Global Economy Drives U.S. Firms to Accumulate Cash Rapidly In 4Q15

 American companies hoarded cash at a far more rapid pace during the last quarter of 2015 than in the prior quarter, according to the AFP...

Jan 19, 2016, 09:46 ET
The 2016 AFP Risk Survey cites financial factors, commodities and other external reasons as the top drivers of earnings uncertainty. Full results of the 2016 AFP Risk Survey, supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies' Global Risk Center, are available at

Survey: 52% of firms face greater earnings uncertainty today than three years ago

 Earnings uncertainty will continue to plague organizations this year, according to a new survey by the Association for Financial...

Dec 14, 2015, 09:13 ET
2016 AFP Business Outlook Survey finds that just 45 percent of finance pros believe business conditions will improve next year.

Survey: Treasury and Finance Professionals Expect Tepid Economic Growth in 2016

Treasury and finance professionals are predicting more tepid growth in the year ahead. The 2016 AFP Business Outlook Survey, underwritten by...

Oct 26, 2015, 09:17 ET

Survey: U.S. Firms Continue to Accumulate Cash In 3Q15 Though at a Slower Pace

American businesses remained cautious deploying cash in 3Q15, but aren't building their holdings as much as they indicated they would last quarter,...

Oct 19, 2015, 07:17 ET

Hilton Worldwide Wins 2015 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize for Treasury Excellence

 Hilton Worldwide outscored stiff competition from global corporations to win the Association for Financial Professionals 2015 Pinnacle Grand...

Oct 06, 2015, 09:17 ET
For more information regarding the 2015 AFP Payments Cost Benchmarking Survey, please visit

Survey: 80% of Organizations Are Transitioning B2B Payments from Paper Check to Electronic Payments

 New research by the Association for Financial Professionals reveals that the high cost of check transactions is driving treasury and finance...

Sep 22, 2015, 10:13 ET
2015 AFP Transaction Banking Survey underwritten by CGI

Survey: Two-Thirds of Treasury and Finance Professionals Are Highly Satisfied With Banks' Service

 New research by the Association for Financial Professionals finds that a majority of treasury and finance professionals are satisfied with the...

Sep 02, 2015, 10:14 ET

New York DA Cyrus Vance Jr. to Speak On Cybersecurity at 2015 CTC Executive Institute

An impressive lineup of thought leaders, lawmakers and treasury and finance executives—led by Cyrus Vance, Jr., District Attorney for New...

Aug 25, 2015, 12:58 ET

Covidien, Dow Corning, and Hilton Worldwide Are 2015 AFP Pinnacle Award Finalists

Covidien, Dow Corning, and Hilton Worldwide are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) 2015 Pinnacle Award. Sponsored by...

Jul 27, 2015, 09:37 ET
AFP July 2015 Corporate Cash Indicators(R) finds that finance professionals are curtailing their spending and holding onto their cash reserves.AFP began collecting quarterly data in January 2011 and has now collected 19 data sets. See for this quarter's results.

AFP Survey: U.S. Firms Accumulated Cash In 2Q15 Due to Softening Business Confidence

 American companies built short-term corporate cash balances at a far quicker pace during the second quarter of 2015, signaling a significant...

Jul 08, 2015, 09:23 ET
2015 AFP Liquidity Survey reports 56% of finance professionals surveyed are holding corporate cash holdings in banks. The largest holdings in the 10-year history of the Liquidity Survey.

Survey: Fewer Finance Pros Rank Safety As The Top Corporate Investment Objective

 Treasury and finance professionals continue to value safety of principal above all when investing corporate cash, but the number fell 3...

Jul 02, 2015, 11:07 ET

Association for Financial Professionals and AMA Form Partnership for Finance Execs

 The global professional society for the finance profession is joining forces with the world leader in professional development. The...

May 19, 2015, 15:14 ET

Association for Financial Professionals organiseert eerste FP&A Leadership Summit in Amsterdam, 19-20 mei

-- Wereldwijd leider in de financiële sector treedt op als gastheer voor evenement voor, en gepresenteerd door, professionals op het gebied...

Apr 27, 2015, 09:37 ET
Survey: AFP Corporate Cash Indicators April 2015, Third Consecutive Quarter, Companies Decrease Cash Holdings

Survey: American Businesses are Showing Some Reluctance to Deploy Cash

Companies expect to decrease their cash holdings in the coming quarter for the third consecutive quarter, according to the AFP Corporate Cash...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:34 ET

Un tercio de las organizaciones usan los sistemas de gestión de tesorería SaaS

- Encuesta: Un tercio de las organizaciones usan los sistemas de gestión de tesorería SaaS, dicen los profesionales de las...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:32 ET

Umfrage: Finanzfachleute sagen, dass ein Drittel aller Organisationen Treasury Management Systeme als SaaS nutzen

-- „Treasury Management Systems"-Umfrage von AFP/gtnews des Jahres 2015 stellt fest, dass installierte Produkte dominieren, SaaS aber...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:31 ET

Sondage : Un tiers des organisations utilise un système de management de la trésorerie de type SaaS, disent les pros de la finance

-- Le sondage Treasury Management Systems de 2015 d'AFP/gtnews démontre que les produits implantés dominent, mais que 33 pour...

Apr 21, 2015, 09:37 ET

Survey: One-Third of Organizations Use SaaS-Based Treasury Management Systems, Say Finance Pros

Despite improved technological capability of cloud-based systems, installed treasury management systems remain the offering of choice, according to...

Mar 25, 2015, 08:04 ET
2015 AFP Payments Fraud Survey, underwritten by JP Morgan

AFP Survey: Financial Professionals Confident That EMV Cards Will Help Mitigate Credit/Debit Card Fraud

 New research by the Association for Financial Professionals found that financial professionals believe EMV technology will greatly aid their...

Feb 11, 2015, 14:10 ET

CFO Reinsurance van Swiss Re houdt hoofdtoespraak op AFP FP&A Leadership Summit in Amsterdam

-- Inaugureel evenement brengt financiële leiders bijeen voor openhartige discussies over bedrijfsplanning gedurende ongelijk wereldwijd...