Tag: risk

7 Ways Your Company Can Be More Like Amazon

As we transition into Quarter 3 of 2017, companies are already planning for what 2018 is going to look like. Over the past year, we have seen a lot of change in the business landscape. Amazon acquired Whole Foods and dramatically sliced prices. Apple released not just one, but two iPhones in the past month.

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It’s All “Japanese” To Me!

We decided to write something a little different this week. The Strategic CFO partners with the University of Houston’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship by assisting with their education on financial leadership. In exchange, we hire interns from the program every year. This past November, the program was involved with a Japanese business networking initiative called “The Kakehashi

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Risk-Taking | The Emergence of the New CFO

Generally speaking, financial-minded people are taught not to take risks. CEOs and sales-minded people are taught to take risks. This stark difference between the two roles (CFO and CEO) can cause friction if not addressed. Risk can be expected within any organization, regardless of how much due diligence you do. Someone once described risk and uncertainty

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Why do most sales projections fail?

One common perception is if most sales projections fail, why do it? As you probably know, sales forecasts are used to predict a certain amount of revenue over a given period of time. Whether this is based on a gut feeling or on historical data, the worst thing you can do is over-promise and/or under-deliver. [box]Remember:

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More Questions Your Banker Wants Answered…

In a recent post, I talked about a conversation I had with our banker and the three questions she’d most like answers to.  In case you missed it, her questions were… How are you feeling about your business and the local economy? What is the outlook for the rest of the year? What are you

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Translation Exposure

See Also: Transaction Exposure Currency Swap Exchange Traded Funds Hedge Funds Fixed Income Securities Translation Exposure Translation exposure is a type of foreign exchange risk faced by multinational corporations that have subsidiaries operating in another country. It is the risk that foreign exchange rate fluctuations will adversely affect the translation of the subsidiary’s assets and

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Transfer Risk

See Also: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Transfer Pricing Transaction Exposure Hedging Risk Accounting Controls Transfer Risk Definition Transfer risk is defined as the risk associated with currency conversion from the money of one nation to another. It is a large factor in international business and currency trading alike. Transfer risk may be associated with changes in

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Transaction Exposure

See Also: Translation Exposure Currency Swap Exchange Traded Funds Hedge Funds Fixed Income Securities Transaction Exposure Definition Transaction exposure, defined as a type of foreign exchange risk faced by companies that engage in international trade, exists in any worldwide market. It is the risk that exchange rate fluctuations will change the value of a contract

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Secured Claim

See Also: Pledged Collateral Collateralized Debt Obligations Debt Ratio Analysis Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) Convertible Debt Instrument Asset Based Financing Secured Claim Definition The secured claim definition is debt backed by collateral. It can refer to loans, mortgages, bonds, and other financial debt instruments. As stipulated in the debt contract, the debtor backs the

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Sole Proprietorship

Sole Proprietorship Definition The sole proprietorship definition is a private business owned and operated by one individual. Furthermore, a proprietorship is unincorporated and is not a legal entity separate from its owner. As a result, the owner earns all of the profits and incurs all of the losses from business operations. Therefore, the sole proprietor

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Risk Premium

See Also: Finance Beta Definition Hedging Risk Common Stock Preferred Stock Stock Options Risk Premium Definition Risk premium is any return above the risk-free rate. The risk-free rate refers to the rate of return on a theoretically riskless asset or investment, such as a government bond. All other financial investments entail some degree of risk,

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Put Option

See Also: Call Option Synthetic Stock Future Value Intrinsic Value – Stock Options Purchase Option Put Option Definition A put option is the right for an investor to sell an asset at a pre-determined exercise price on a certain date known as the put option expiration. Put Option Explained A put option gives a holder

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