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Jul 12, 2017, 10:17 ET Survey: Many Firms Won't Invest in Prime Money Funds Because of SEC Ruling

Nearly a year after new money-market fund regulations by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission took effect in October 2016, 41...


Jul 11, 2017, 10:07 ET Survey: Many Firms Won't Invest in Prime Money Funds Because of SEC Ruling

Nearly a year after new money-market fund regulations by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission took effect in October 2016, 41...


Jun 20, 2017, 10:13 ET AFP Launches Digital Finance Academy to Prepare Finance Pros for Transformation

The Association for Financial Professionals is launching the Digital Finance Academy to give treasury and finance professionals the...


May 24, 2017, 10:07 ET AFP, Oliver Wyman and Starfish Leadership Join Forces to Launch AFP MindShift

Treasury and finance executives are presented with a constant flow of technology solutions that intend to address challenges and capitalize on...


May 22, 2017, 10:07 ET Survey: 80% Say Treasury Plays a More Strategic Role Today Than Three Years Ago

Treasurers increasingly play a more strategic role as their traditional roles become more critical to their organizations and they assume a wider...


May 09, 2017, 10:17 ET Survey: 3.5% Raise in 2016 for Finance Pros, Education and Certification Boost Salaries

Finance professionals received a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2016, down just a tick from the year before, according to new research by the Association...


Apr 24, 2017, 10:07 ET Study: Finance Executives Are Less Upbeat About the Economy in 2Q17, Return to Hoarding Cash

Finance executives are less optimistic about the economy entering the second quarter of 2017 than they were entering 2017, according to the AFP...


Apr 20, 2017, 10:17 ET 13th Annual AFP Executive Forum in NYC To Focus On Making Treasury More Strategic

Building a more strategic treasury function is the theme of the AFP Executive Forum, May 21-23, at the Lotte New York Plaza in New York City. The...


Apr 18, 2017, 10:07 ET TV Host Mike Rowe and Author Shankar Vedantam to Keynote AFP 2017 in San Diego

Treasury and finance professionals from around the world annually gather at the AFP Annual Conference for insights and inspiration, but AFP 2017 is...


Apr 04, 2017, 10:11 ET Survey: Record Number of Organizations Were Victims of Payments Fraud in 2016

Nearly three quarters of corporate treasury and finance professionals said their companies were victims of payments fraud last year, according to...


Jan 30, 2017, 10:13 ET Study: U.S. Firms Expect Economic Growth In 2017, And Plan to Deploy Cash

U.S. businesses are optimistic about the economy—so much so that they expect to deploy their short-term cash at the fastest pace since January...


Jan 17, 2017, 10:13 ET Survey: Geopolitical Risk Is Now a Top Concern for Finance Professionals

Geopolitical risk is having a bigger impact on earnings than ever before—and senior management and boards are taking notice. According to the 2017...


Oct 31, 2016, 10:13 ET Study: U.S. Firms Accelerate Cash Hoarding in 3Q16, Likely Due to Geopolitical Uncertainty

U.S. businesses show no sign of deploying their cash any time soon, according to the latest Corporate Cash Indicators, a quarterly survey of...


Oct 04, 2016, 10:17 ET Survey: Bigger Investment in FP&A Technology Yields Greater Efficiencies

The 2016 Association for Financial Professionals' FP&A Benchmarking Survey uncovered a gap between where FP&A is today and where it wants...


Sep 20, 2016, 10:17 ET Survey: 57% of Organizations Intend to Use Same-Day ACH for Last-Minute Bill Payments

The 2016 AFP Electronic Payments Survey, underwritten by JP Morgan, found that a majority of organizations intend to use Same-Day ACH for...


Aug 23, 2016, 10:17 ET Hyundai Capital America, Intellectual Ventures and World Vision Are Finalists for 2016 AFP Pinnacle Award

Hyundai Capital America, Intellectual Ventures and World Vision International are finalists for the Association for Financial Professionals 2016...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:17 ET Oracle CEO Safra Catz to Talk Finance and Digital Disruption at AFP Executive Institute

Every industry has been disrupted by digital innovation. At the same time, big data and predictive analytics give treasury and finance...


Jul 25, 2016, 10:17 ET Study: U.S. Firms Hoarded Cash in 2Q16, Anticipate Accelerated Accumulation Thru Summer

Concerned about Brexit, a tepid domestic economy and continued sluggishness in the global economy, American companies in the second quarter of 2016...


Jul 12, 2016, 10:17 ET Survey: Vast Majority of Treasury Professionals Value Their Bank Relationships

Relationships matter—especially in corporate treasury and finance. According to the 2016 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street...


Apr 25, 2016, 10:32 ET Study: U.S. Firms Deployed Some Cash in First Quarter, But Will Resume Accumulating This Quarter

American companies said they would deploy their cash in the first quarter of 2016 – and they did, according to the AFP Corporate Cash...


Jan 19, 2016, 09:46 ET 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...


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 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 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...