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REL Working Capital Survey 2014

Businesses are benefiting from an increased focus on working capital, but sustaining improvement remains a challenge, reports Richard Crump

28 Aug 2014

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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

24 Jun 2014

Cover of the March 2014 edition of Financial Director

Wheel of Fortune: The Audit Fees Survey 2014

Auditor-client relationships have undergone great change. Richard Crump looks at the impact on fees in the latest Financial Director audit survey

26 Feb 2014

The 2014 FD Salary Survey

In Financial Director’s annual salary survey, we reveal the top earners and biggest bonuses among FTSE 350 finance directors

16 Jan 2014

Surviving the bear market: Recession Strategy Survey

The economy may be starting to get back on track, but how have UK businesses kept themselves afloat in the meantime? asks Kevin Reed

24 Sep 2013

Finance Network 2013: Degrees of separation

Kevin Reed and Calum Fuller explore the links between finance executives in the FTSE 100

27 Aug 2013

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

The Financial Director 2013 Salary Survey

FTSE finance directors managed to book an increase in average pay in the face of unprecedented economic turmoil

30 Jan 2013

Funds turn to non-cash assets

Use of non-cash assets to fund pension schemes is no longer the preserve of the FTSE 100, finds Richard Crump

27 Sep 2012

Collateral damage

Push by the EU against derivatives trading opacity will hit pension funds, finds Anthony Harrington

27 Sep 2012

Auto-enrolment: The employer’s nightmare?

Finance directors are at risk of sleepwalking into an auto-enrolment disaster, writes Anthony Harrington

27 Sep 2012

The rising cost of sickness

Finance directors need incentives to stop short-term illness turning into something longer, writes Peter Crush

23 Feb 2012

Time running out for DB schemes as pension fatigue sets in

Rafts of regulatory change may prompt companies to abandon their DB schemes, writes Neil Hodge

23 Feb 2012

Trend setters

An already difficult-to-predict workforce has only got more complicated. This has spurred a genuine revival in analytics, finds Peter Crush

22 Feb 2012

Swaps back in fashion

The stage is set for a flurry of longevity swaps in 2012, finds Anthony Harrington

22 Feb 2012

Funds under pressure

High-yield bonds - a low-risk answer to the returns dilemma? Anthony Harrington reports

22 Feb 2012

The incredible shrinking share

Anthony Harrington looks at share option schemes in a flat and failing economy

27 Oct 2011

Getting in a twist

The US Federal Reserve’s Operation Twist is putting pension funds in a knot, writes Anthony Harrington

27 Oct 2011

A case of the jitters

Market fears are challenging companies’ pension fund strategies. Anthony Harrington examines the causes

27 Oct 2011

The road to ruin

A report from Cass Business School has identified common factors that underlie apparently disconnected corporate crises and failures. Alan Punter discusses the lessons

18 Aug 2011

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Latest Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

Latest Analysis

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

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