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The shifting mandate for finance

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The current business environment is complex and uncertain. Yet in the midst of it, many enterprises are finding and harnessing opportunities to compete and grow. The proof: the average M&A deal by Registered Investment Advisors in 2018 set a record at $1.3 billion, topping the $1 billion average from the same period in 2017. What’s more, it was the third consecutive year with an average deal size above the $1 billion mark.

This is having a particular impact on CFOs and their teams. Given all the M&A activity, boards are insisting that finance expand its focus and priorities beyond the bottom line. Boards expect CFOs to become strategic partners supporting enterprise strategy and driving growth – while managing risk and compliance, market volatility, and creative destruction. And they are seeking ones who embrace new ways of working.

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Point of view

The shifting mandate for finance

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