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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 www.afponline.org/CCI 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...

Feb 11, 2015, 06:10 ET

Swiss Re CFO Reinsurance to Keynote AFP FP&A Leadership Summit in Amsterdam

 Gerhard Lohmann, Chief Financial Officer Reinsurance of Swiss Re, will provide the keynote address at the inaugural FP&A Leadership Summit...

Jan 26, 2015, 07:48 ET

Treasurers Overwhelmingly Indicate that U.S. Businesses Plan to Spend Cash

 Amid an expectation of further U.S. economic growth, corporate treasurers overwhelmingly expect their companies to deploy their cash in the...

Jan 21, 2015, 00:15 ET

Finance Professionals See Earnings Uncertainty as New Normal - 2015 AFP Risk Survey

With tension between economic improvements in the U.S. and shakier economies in Asia and Europe, uncertainty over corporate earnings...

Dec 09, 2014, 00:30 ET
2015 AFP Business Outlook Survey

CFOs, Treasurers Say Business Optimism at Pre-recession High - AFP Survey

 More than half of corporate treasurers and CFOs believe business conditions will improve in 2015, the largest percentage predicting...

Nov 04, 2014, 07:44 ET

Finance Pros Fear Economic Impact of Large Scale Cyber-attacks - Survey

U.S. companies believe that more high profile cyber-breaches could significantly harm business conditions, yet admit they are woefully unprepared...

Nov 04, 2014, 06:00 ET

Anthony Scaglione, Corporate Treasurer, ABM Industries, Elected Chairman of the Association for Financial Professionals

Anthony Scaglione, CTP, CPA, Corporate Treasurer, ABM Industries Inc. has become chairman of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)...

Nov 03, 2014, 06:15 ET

Survey: Does Your Business Need a Data Intelligence Czar?

Most companies engage in some type of data analysis to drive decision making and achieve business goals, but those whose data intelligence programs...

Nov 02, 2014, 18:00 ET

ChildFund International Wins 2014 AFP Pinnacle Award Grand Prize

ChildFund International outscored dozens of competitors to win the Association for Financial Professionals 2014 Pinnacle Grand Prize, which...