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  • Fixing a Broken Model

    Dave Lindorff

    What will it take for regulators to take rating agency reform seriously? The last round of reforms did little to protect investors against the subprime mortgage meltdown and now the cries for change are growing louder

  • Careers

    Staff Writer

    Cummins Inc., the $13 billion engine manufacturer based in Columbus, Ind., promoted Patrick J. Ward to CFO from vice president and engine business controller, replacing Jean Blackwell

  • Accounting for Accountants

    Staff Writer

    Financial Executives International (FEI) is urging the U.S. Department of Treasury to require U.S. auditing firms, like their European counterparts, to issue online transparency reports detailing important financial information and governance policies

  • Bringing Out the Quant in All of Us

    Beth Karlin

    RiskMetrics is bringing risk management to the masses. With the latest upgrade of RiskManager, you no longer have to be one of the best and the brightest to model investment probabilities

  • Leading by Example

    Beth Karlin

    Accenture's Craig is a CFO-and mentor. She can't imagine doing one without the other

  • Rules of Engagement

    Staff Writer

    Decoding the 25,000 pages of FASB rulings is not a task for the faint of heart. But plans to distill the information into a single-source Web-based document should make the job a lot easier

  • Anemic CDHP Enrollment

    Beth Karlin

    Consumer-driven health plans offer companies the promise of dramatic savings on insurance costs, but only if enrollment grows. Otherwise, they could remain a niche product

  • What a difference a year can make

    John Labate

    Our cover story on D&O insurance trends gives a detailed account of the surprising softness in much of that market, which has managed to hold up against renewed threats of subprime lawsuits

  • Restatement Redux

    Staff Writer

    While the number of corporate restatements soared in 2006, only a small percentage for fraud

  • Cross-Border Data Patrol

    Russ Banham

    Multinationals need to replace their fragmented policies and legacy systems with ultra-safe, ultra-sophisticated and ultra-standardized platforms and practices

  • After the Storm

    Russ Banham

    While the threat of subprime mortgage litigation hovers over the financial services industry, potentially hitting insurers that provide directors & officers liability coverage, many companies are finding surprising softness when it comes to time to renew their D&O policies

  • Crunch Time for Treasury Financing

    Richard Gamble

    Even companies that aren't forced to go to the markets (or their bankers) for new credit lines need to pay close attention to basic treasury management issues when markets are tough

  • Playing it Safer

    staff Writer

    Following the auction rate securities debacle, treasurers are rethinking strategies to avoid the next investment fiasco.

  • 2008 Risk Management Survey

    staff Writer

    You would think the ongoing weakness in the credit markets would have hit the insurance market that risk managers face. So far, the market continues on the soft side and that has helped keep the mood positive

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