• Risks Mount in Retirement Plans

    staff Writer

    The volatility in financial markets has resulted in another bad year for companies' retirement plans, and the more than 330 finance executives who responded to Treasury & Risk's 2009 Retirement Survey seem to be taking a fairly downbeat view.

  • Framing the Future

    Susan Kelly

    Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell says companies should already be thinking about their strategy for success once the economy emerges from its difficulties.

  • Compensation Cyclone

    Anne Field

    The economic storm, plunging share prices, underwater stock options and public fury over bonuses point to a dramatic drop in executive pay in 2009.

  • No Rest on Retirement

    Russ Banham

    Although a few companies had made savvy moves with their plans before the crisis hit, the ailing economy is prompting many to freeze their pension plans and eliminate matches for 401(k)s.

  • Age Bias Claims Rise

    Russ Banham

    Maintaining staff demographics throughout layoffs and cutbacks can help companies stay out of court.

  • Doing Business in a Volatile World

    Duncan Wood

    Despite growing global uncertainty and instability, companies have yet to take the same formal and measured approach to political risk as they do to managing other exposures.

  • Fair Value Twist

    Dave Lindorff

    FASB's new guidance on where on financial statements 'impaired securities' should be reported prompts a heated response.

  • Putting Checks to the Test

    Richard Gamble

    A manually intensive process turned out to be the best way for educational non-profit ETS to ensure payment before exam day.

  • A Better View of Banks

    Dave Lindorff

    As finance departments in search of liquidity develop relationships with more banks, Fundtech can help keep track of all the accounts.

  • Healthy Motivation

    Janet Aschkenasy

    As Congress considers universal health care, companies try to contain costs by making employees better consumers of health benefits.

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