Summary of CFO Quarterly Global Outlook Survey

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Chief financial officers (CFOs) stand at the crux of strategy and profits. As the second-most powerful – and arguably the best informed – executives at many organizations, their opinions provide rich insights into the mood of the economy. Financial Executives International and Baruch College publish a quarterly survey of CFOs that monitors trends in corporate finance. getAbstract recommends their August 2013 installment which, though statistics-heavy, offers a digestible breakdown of CFOs’ attitudes and current market sentiment.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How US chief financial officers perceive the current economic climate,
  • What expectations they have for the coming year and
  • How they are spending.

About the Authors

The Financial Executives International provides independent research for the financial management profession. Baruch College is part of the City University of New York.



An August 2013 poll of 226 chief financial officers (CFOs) throughout the US found that most have a positive outlook regarding future economic trends, hiring and wage increases in the near future. During the last quarter, CFOs’ confidence in their own businesses rose from 67.1% to 70.7%. Some 48.7% ...

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