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Finance Archive

November 22, 2011

The Right Side of Financial Services

Financial institutions need new strategies — to rethink portfolios, customer-centricity, and risk — for the neglected side of their balance sheets.
November 22, 2011

Making Customer Segmentation Deliver

As the ability to gather sophisticated data grows, here’s a four-step process for making segmentation drive improved performance.
November 22, 2011

Resetting the Cost Structure at Shell

A senior finance executive explains how a zero-based cost management effort is leading to significant performance improvements.
November 22, 2011

Best Business Books 2011: Economics

A Dismal Outlook?
May 24, 2011

The Next Winning Move in Private Equity

To outperform their rivals, private equity firms will need to enhance their ability to spur organic growth in the companies they own. (And public companies will need to follow.)
May 24, 2011

Banking on Social Media

Retail banks can use Facebook, YouTube, and other new platforms to better reach their “Generation C” customers.
May 24, 2011

Crafting Best-in-Class Business Intelligence

Start by choosing the metrics that matter most for your company, and then ensure the support of your employees and partners.
May 24, 2011

The New Financial Matchmakers

The rise of private market networks is changing the capital markets and opening up new opportunities for business leaders and innovators.
March 21, 2011

Total Shareholder Returns

This measure of business performance is the best indicator of corporate success.
February 14, 2011

A Continuous Quest for Economic Balance

Only diverse economies are truly stable — and diversity must be more broadly defined.
January 24, 2011

Hotbeds of Innovation

U.S. multinationals are looking to small companies and startups for the next big ideas.