Treasury & Risk magazine February 2008

Cover Story

Features

  • Middle Market Shows Off its Tech Savvy

    Even smaller treasuries are building solutions to achieve enterprise-wide integration

  • Treasury On The Go

    While bank marketers have picked up on the popularity of mobile electronic devices like cell phones and PDAs and built links to banking services for mobiles, they have concentrated on consumers and small businesses. Wells Fargo is the first major bank to introduce a mobile service for corporate treasury operations

Surveys

  • Treasury & Risk Middle Market Survey

    Even though finance executives from midsize companies rank an economic slowdown as their biggest fear. more than one-third of those responding to Treasury & Risk's 2008 Middle Market Survey plan expand their staffs over the next 12 months.

Washington Update

News Briefs

  • Oracle Ups the Ante With BEA

    In a direct challenge to IBM's dominance, Oracle announced its plan to pay $8.5 billion for long sought-after BEA to beef up its middleware offerings for enterprise resource planning (ERP) interfaces

  • GAO Says Four Accounting Firms is Enough

    Even though the four largest accounting firms continue to audit almost all large public companies, concentration in the marketplace poses no immediate threat to fee competitiveness, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded in a recent report.

  • Is SOX Starting to Work?

    For the first time in a decade, according to a Glass Lewis & Co. report, there has been a year-over-year decline in the number of restatements filed by public companies.

Q&A

  • Dollar Dynamics

    FIREapps' Wolfgang Koester deciphers how the dollar's frailty and comeback potential could wreak havoc on corporate financials

Governance & Accounting

  • Popping Pills

    Hostile takeovers haven't gone away just because credit is tighter and markets are down. Companies need to use this lull to consider strategies to protect them and shareholders against bad deals

Retirement & Benefits

  • Trading on Death

    What pension plan sponsor wouldn't kill to lay off longevity risk by investing in a new breed of index products? Three big market players are experimenting with possible hedging options

Risk Management

  • A Clean Sweep

    After years of deferring liability costs from contaminated work sites, companies now must either deal with them or take a hit on the balance sheet when accounting rules change next year

Tools & Technology

  • IAM as GRC ASAP

    For years the purview of the IT department, IAM--or identity access management--is stepping out into business functions to play a key role in both compliance and risk management strategies

Treasury Management

  • A Win-Win for Win

    WinWholesale started with A/P and A/R when the plumbing and electrical distributor set out to centralize treasury operations at a company that seemed to defy the concept of centralization

Profile

  • She's the Right Stuff

    An Aussie with technology roots, Aon's new CFO sets out to overhaul the risk broker's global business systems and finance department

People on the Move

  • People on the Move

    Time Warner Cable Inc, the $11.9 billion cable giant with headquarters in New York, promoted senior vice president of finance Arthur Minson to executive vice president and the new post of deputy CFO. Minson came to Time Warner Cable in 2006 from AOL where he was senior vice president of...

Editor's Desk

  • ERM Comes of Age

    After years of discussion, PCAOB's Auditing Standard 5 could--and should--finally make compliance programs relevant to how a business actually performs

Final Word

  • Defining Principles

    Principles-based accounting may be the way to go, but without some clarification U.S.investors could lose a lot of corporate disclosure

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