From Financial Director Magazine

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Cover Story

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

Pfizer-AstraZeneca takeover by Gary Waters

Mergers and Acquisitions

Going hostile: The role of the CFO in a takeover

Bracing for a takeover attempt requires the FD to focus on value, with plenty of risk management thrown in for good measure, writes Graham Jarvis

Leadership & Management

Christopher Hill

FD Interview

Interview: IG CFO Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill, CFO of IG, tells Financial Director why finance sits at the heart of governance at the FTSE 350 CFD company

Nicole Anasenes

Technology Forum

Interview: Infor global CFO Nicole Anasenes

Infor's new CFO, Nicole Anasenes, explains how a career at IBM forged her views on the role of finance

Reports & Research


FD Report

FD Banking Relationship Survey 2014

Despite a period of restrictive covenants and onerous credit terms, FDs remain largely satisfied with their banks, writes Richard Crump


Finance Director

The Secret FD on how to avoid merger indigestion

FD fish by Bill McConkey

Having led countless acquisitions and disposals, the Secret FD has had some difficulties with larger deals

Technology Column

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands


Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Economics Column

Carney opts for delicate approach to raising interest rates

Mark Carney

George Buckley finds there are good reasons for the Bank to be cautious in deciding to lift interest rates

Macro Economics

Dissatisfaction with ‘European project’ threatens recovery

The basic obstacle to stronger eurozone growth is lack of structural reforms which hampers the region’s dynamism and supply potential


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