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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

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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

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

Collateral damage

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

27 Sep 2012

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

Auto-enrolment: The employer’s nightmare?

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

27 Sep 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

The rising cost of sickness

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

23 Feb 2012

Funds under pressure

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

22 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

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

Relationship banking survey

Financial Director polled 580 FDs to find out the state of relationship banking services

24 May 2011

FD Report: SME funding

Finance is the life blood of starting and growing a business. We look at whether banks’ attitudes towards lending have changed and if government initiatives will make a difference

15 Apr 2011

FD Report: International

We look at export finance, corruption risk and what international experience adds to a finance director’s CV

22 Mar 2011

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Financial Director event: Driving business decisions by interpreting data

Analysing Excellence: How CFOs can drive business decisions by interpreting data

Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

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

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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