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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...


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...


Dec 09, 2014, 00:30 ET 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...


Oct 27, 2014, 08:05 ET U.S. Businesses Show Renewed Enthusiasm; More Spend Ahead, Say Treasurers

 U.S. companies are spending their cash and expect to spend even more in the coming quarter, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators...


Sep 22, 2014, 12:21 ET AFP Annual Conference Deadline Approaching This Week

To provide perspective on what recent geopolitical events mean for corporations and for the finance profession, the Association for Financial...