Strategy

KPMG: get to the core of your customers to promote business growth

By understanding what the core needs of customers are, financial CFOs are able to redesign client expectations by devising niche practices that best suit all parties

To become more effective and provide greater value, most finance organisations are striving to better understand business, provide relevant analysis and insights, and enable strategic decisions. But in today’s world, these capabilities are just the tabl...

Crowdcube breathes fresh air into investing

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Forging a strong sense of loyalty between a brand and its customers is something all businesses desperately want but few actually achieve. Making a customer not just return, but also promote a brand out of simple goodwill, is the dream of all marketing ma...

Embattled BoA faces fresh challenges

In what has become yet another record-breaking settlement, the Bank of America has agreed to pay $17bn after claims it was dealing in ‘toxic assets’. But, despite the hefty price tag, the bank is still facing criminal charges

Over the past two years, US authorities have not been shy about dishing out sizeable fines to banks and institutions found guilty of financial bad practice in the months and years leading to the meltdown of 2007. But, until now, none of the settlements im...

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

Back to school

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

MBA graduates turning backs on finance for voluntary sector

Increasing number of graduates are shunning big salaries for the third sector

Executive MBAs present equitable option

In economic uncertainty, many executives turn to further education to compete in the jobs market. Rita Lobo explores how executive MBAs are a way to obtain qualifications and stay ahead

Economic effectiveness: how an interim manager can help

Interim managers have the intuition and strategy to help businesses realise their goals even in times of economic conservatism

Leadership development through coaching: a case study

The Defence Acquisition University is an example of how professional coaching schemes can work alongside training and development programmes to produce impressive results

Understanding professional coaching

Businesses and individuals can enhance their performance through coaching services, and finding the right coach can improve efficiency and profit

Bongani encourages Angolan transparency

Those investing in emerging economies must generate a greater sense of trust and abide by sustainable principles if they are to yield positive returns. Bongani Investment Group is doing just that

Patricio Jottar on corporate governance | CCU | Video

World Finance interviews Patricio Jottar, CEO of CCU, on the company’s rapid growth and corporate governance framework

Krishnakumar Natarajan, Rostow Ravanan, Tridip Saha | Mindtree

World Finance interviews Krishnakumar Natarajan, CEO and Managing Director; Rostow Ravanan, CFO; and Tridip Saha, General Manager; from the Indian technology solutions company Mindtree

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Crowdcube breathes fresh air into investing

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Magellan sees container investments grow rapidly

The capital market has never before seen the variety of products that are available today, and demands on these investments vary; as do their reputations. Containers have been an attractive alternative for 30 years

Pay secrecy could soon be a thing of the past

The policy of complete pay transparency is a huge departure from accepted motivational structure, but some companies are starting to consider what the benefits of opening up incentive schemes might be

KPMG: get to the core of your customers to promote business growth

By understanding what the core needs of customers are, financial CFOs are able to redesign client expectations by devising niche practices that best suit all parties

Embattled BoA faces fresh challenges

In what has become yet another record-breaking settlement, the Bank of America has agreed to pay $17bn after claims it was dealing in ‘toxic assets’. But, despite the hefty price tag, the bank is still facing criminal charges

Argentina’s debt dispute spawns SDRMs consensus

The way in which sovereign bonds are managed could soon change, as so called ‘vulture funds’ continue to destroy the market. What happens to the already written debt? Joseph Stiglitz and Martin Guzman discuss